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A Good Year
A Good Year | Peter Mayle
8 posts | 11 read | 4 to read
Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will - an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon. Out of a job, and encouraged by his friend Charlie about the money in modern wine, he heads for France. What Max discovers is a beautiful house, wonderful weather and a bustling village. The downside is the quality of the wine in his vineyard, but when Max suggests calling in an expert, Roussel, a former employee of his uncle's, is resistant. Help is at hand, however, when a beautiful blonde Californian arrives unexpectedly at the chateau. Peter Mayle's delightful novel will enchant the audiences who bought A YEAR IN PROVENCE and TOUJOURS PROVENCE in their millions.
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Traci1
A Good Year | Peter Mayle
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#24in48 Challenge
Hour 36: Food Related Title

Mayle is particularly talented when it comes to his descriptions of food, and this is my favorite of his novels. It's a lovely little story, and the film version (with Russell Crowe) is quite good as well.
@24in48

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SheilaChew
A Good Year | Peter Mayle
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2018 was a year that I didn‘t meet my reading goal, but I did read lots of good books. The Flavia de Luce series, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and Before We Were Yours... my favorites. I really liked Leaving Time too - it surprised me.

I‘m ready for you, 2019!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Leaving Time!!! 13mo
Kodak2057 We all have those years, 2018 was the first in a long time I didn‘t nearly reach my goal either. 2019 will be better 🥂 13mo
SheilaChew @Kodak2057 Thank you! Happy New Year! 13mo
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Traci1
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I know everyone loves Mayle's A Year in Provence, but A Good Year is my personal favorite of his.

#31BookPics
#Underrated
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I like Peter Mayle!! Haven‘t read him in about 11 years, but I‘ve read 2 of his books, but not this one. Stacking! 1y
Crazeedi Stacking! Have a couple more books he wrote on my list 1y
Traci1 @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Crazeedi I hope you both like it. I actually saw the movie (starring Russell Crowe) before reading the book, and it's really good as well. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, that‘s good to know! Thanks!! 1y
Crazeedi Great! 1y
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Pushkar1
A Good Year | Peter Mayle
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A simple book. It has got easy pace.
It's about the sudden changes, drastic changes in Max's life and how he sails easily through turbulent times. All characters are likable and believable.
It's about small town, bistro, eateries, French delicacies, Sunshine, french eccentricities, back-and-forth-Englishman-Frenchman retorts, taste of wines and so on.
If yuh want to ease yourself and want a quick read go for it. It's perfect laid-back read :)

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bookworm.krizia
A Good Year | Peter Mayle
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It was an easy read, so easy that it does not really have a well-thought of story. It was average and bordering boring. There was no clear, real, exciting plot. If you like wine maybe you'll like this but this book is not for me.

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Belles
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I didn't hit my goal but me not care! I've learned a lot and loved a lot

Reviewsbylola That's the best attitude to have. Great year! 🎉🎉 3y
britt_brooke 😁🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
Marchpane 4.2 average? Looks like an awesome year!! 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 3y
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ReadingOver50
A Good Year | Peter Mayle
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This is a book that I borrowed from my mom. She really enjoyed it. I have yet to read it but I know the movie that was based on this book got good reviews. #booktober #somethingborrowed

PurpleyPumpkin I quite liked this book! It's a nice, easy read. I saw the movie too, and as often is the case, I thought the book was better. Hope you enjoy. 🍷 3y
TheCanuckReader Love Peter Mayle! 3y
LauraBeth ❤️ his books! 3y
Posemn This was a great book. Fun read! 3y
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Bookhound1
A Good Year | Peter Mayle
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I read this book a while back. A friend was talking to me about magic words that draw you to a book when browsing at the store or library. What are your attractors? I wrote about it here :
https://novelmeals.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/magic-words-in-book-blurbs/

DebinHawaii Great post! I'll get over & comment on it at some point. My top words/things that will make me at least explore a book more, if not buy are food & culinary references; a setting in Hawaii, Japan, India, or Britain; mystery/thrillers/police/FBI, set among books/book places, WWII, & Jane Austen/P&P. 4y
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