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A Good Year

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Author Q & A

A Conversation with Peter Mayle

Q: How did you decide to write A GOOD YEAR?

A: I read a newspaper article about “garage wines” and the staggering prices they have been fetching. The combination of wine and money seemed like an interesting basis for a little light crime.

Q: There is much about wine and the wine industry in your new novel. How did you learn about this business? What kind of research went into writing the novel?

A: I visited Bordeaux and spent time with a friend who owns one of the great chateaux, and I learned a lot from other friends in Provence who make wine. Many bottles of research were consumed in the course of my education.

Q: Are movie plans in the works for A GOOD YEAR?

A: I am always hesitant to say anything too specific where Hollywood in concerned, but I think there’s a good chance that a film will be made. It’s certainly a very photogenic story.

Q: How did you originally move to Provence?

A: For many years, while working in New York and London, I dreamed of living in Provence. I finally did, and the experience has proved to be one of those rare occasions in life when reality has exceeded expectation.

Q: What is your daily ritual in Provence?

A: Up early. Walk the dogs in the hills behind the house. Write from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00, six days a week. Lunch (a meal that occasionally stretches well into the afternoon). A siesta. Work in the garden. Re-read what I wrote in the morning, discarding much of it. Evenings are often spent with friends in one of the local restaurants.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375405914
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Publication Date:
June 1, 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.36x5.32x1.19 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780375405914 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mayle's breezy, uncomplicated fifth novel (Chasing Cezanne, etc.) and ninth book follows 30-something Max Skinner from a sabotaged financial career in London to his adoption of the Provençal lifestyle on an inherited vineyard in France. Max spent holidays at his Uncle Henry's vineyard as a child, so when he inherits the place, the prospect of returning is tempting; a generous 'bridging loan' from ex-brother-in-law Charlie seals the deal. The estate, Le Griffon, is in a dire state of disrepair and the wine cellar is filled with bottles of a dreadful-tasting swill, but it's nothing that vineyard caretaker Claude Roussel and prim housekeeper Madame Passepartout can't resolve. Max settles into his new life easily thanks to the attentions of local notary Nathalie Auzet and busty cafe owner Fanny. The arrival of young Californian 'wine brat' Christie Roberts, Uncle Henry's long-lost daughter, complicates matters for Max, but her surprise offer and Charlie's arrival lessen the impact of a vicious vineyard scandal involving a delicious, high-priced, discreetly produced wine called Le Coin Perdu. Mayle's simple story provides lighthearted if unadventurous reading and a fond endorsement of the pleasures of viniculture." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A]nother of [Mayles's] wise, witty, and sophisticated novels....The entertaining threads in this absolutely embracing novel are woven into a vibrant design."
"Synopsis" by , Mayle's most satisfying and delectable novel yet portrays the sensual wonders of Provence while it tells a fascinating tale of the hugely lucrative and competitive boutique-wine trade.
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