The Vine GardenLarge Print - 2006
What happens when you relocate to the perfect house, in the perfect village in Provence, and nearly ten years later the shine has gone? Garden designer Alex Dingwall-Main is facing cultural brick walls, neighbourly warfare and non-paying business cllents. He and his family are thinking of packing their bags and their pets and of starting all over again, back in England. The final straw comes when a well-known restaurateur cannot pay his pound]10,000 bill. Instead he pays Alex in 12 bottles of exquisite French wine. One dark and somewhat drunken night, Alex decides to give it one more go - to travel and find the France he fell in love with. With a hangover and an uncertain heart, Dingwall-Main sets off on a pilgrimage to the spiritual core of his adopted land - to the chateaux and vineyards of France. The people, the gardens, the wine and the landscapes that he encounters make for an adventurous and beautiful summer. But an unexpected one - stereotypes, assumptions and idylls are uncovered. Alex's relationship with his adopted homeland is revolutionised into a much more dangerous and intimate affair. Whether he stays or goes is another matter...
Publisher: Oxford : Isis Large Print, 2006, c2005
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: LP 635.09449 DIN NVD
Characteristics: 302 p. (large print) : ill. ; 24 cm