9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Thinner than local plonk,
By A Customer
This review is from: Virgile's Vineyard: A Year in the Languedoc Wine Country (Hardcover)
I picked up this book with some enthusiasm, having enjoyed a number of bottles of wine from the region and wished to know more about the place. While there is some good information in the book, the style is ersatz Peter Mayle, filled with scarcely believable characters, who all act in a stereotypical manner. In addition, there is not one instance in which a character goes to a bread shop or a butcher's: it must always be to the "boulangerie" or the "boucherie". We know you are in France, Mr Moon, you don't have to keep repeating it. If there is a perfectly good word for it in English, why not use it?