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Living the French rural idyll

Advantages: Beautiful imagery, writing, sense of place
Disadvantages: Its possible effects on Brits seeking the Provencal life

...At some point in the late 1990s, probably when I was studying Higher French and becoming more interested in the culture and lifestyle of France, I picked up my dads copy of A Year In Provence. I was enticed by the watercolour painting of a vineyard and pr ...

eilidhcatriona 02.08.2009 · Read full review
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365 days of boredom .... but I liked it

Advantages: T'was a freebie!
Disadvantages: You know, I don't think there were any?

...of choosing was upon us again. Would I plump for a Francis? A Koontz? A Mansell? An author I was familiar with? Nah, went for a Mayle. A Peter Mayle. An author and book that I had only fleetingly heard about when John Thaws visual offering of ‘ ...

ASIL1508 20.10.2001 · Read full review
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Have you lived on the Med?

Advantages: True to life
Disadvantages: For me none

Having lived in a Mediterranean country, my chosen was Spain, and travelled widely throughout France,I found this book hysterical. I felt as if I were back in France or Spain. Knowing the Gallic shrug very well, as I am very close to a French family, I co ...

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The Book of the Ninties

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"A Year in Provence" and its sequel ""Toujours Provence" were for the ninties what James Herriot's classic farmyard antics were for the eighties: deliciously funny, escapist writing that tugged upon the nation's collective desire to escape the hum-drum of ...

Jeremiah 22.06.2000 · Read full review

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Booze, Birds, Bastards....It's Got Em All

Advantages: An Amazing Insight Into a Contraversial Band
Disadvantages: Mick Could Have Been More Exciting!

...I was recently in Melbourne walking about the place, as you do and I walked past a bookstore. A man was stood outside with a Microphone, talking about all the books the shop sold. I wasn't interested until I heard the words "Motley Crue" and "Autobiograph ...

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Review of The Dirt - Motley Crue - Mick Mars

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