I tried. I know Jim Harrison was one of America‘s preeminent writes. This book however just went on too long and repetitively so. It was literally a book about eating, the meals he enjoys, morning, noon, and night. Day in. Day out. Week after week. Month after month. Year after….you get the point. If your a foodie. You might like it.
This has become my light comfort series. Easy to read, lots of food descriptions, and characters to get to know. This one differs enough from the TV episode of Murder in Provence that was adapted from it that you can consume both in any order and it will work out well.
Forsyth, known for his wit, brings his A game to this light read. Maybe he doesn't get all the facts quite right, but it's a fun ride nonetheless. Listened to the audiobook from 2018 after seeing a rave review on (I think) Bookstagram. Happy to add my recommendation.
Full review: https://bit.ly/rvw-ShortDrunk
I‘m loving learning the facts about champagne in this book but as @CarolynM has mentioned, there is a lot of speculation about The Widow Clicquot herself in this book for it to be labeled as a non-fiction biography. After this book I‘ll read as a companion piece, the historical fiction book Champagne Widows by Rebecca Rosenberg. I saw her talk at Adventures by the Book Super Book 3 event in San Diego earlier this year
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