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The Vine Garden: A Life-Changing Summer in…

The Vine Garden: A Life-Changing Summer in the Gardens, Vineyards, and…

by Alex Dingwall-Main

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Far superior to many in this genre. Charming, witty, entertaining. ( )
  mjennings26 | Apr 3, 2013 |
Great concept since I love gardens and wine, but poor execution. Disjointed writing, uninteresting topics, and undeveloped characters. ( )
  lise2g | Mar 29, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0091897580, Paperback)

What happens when the Provençal dream turns into mundane reality? British garden designer Alex Dingwall-Main settled in Provence in the 1990s, but after nearly ten years, the magic of creating gardens in this magnificent landscape had vanished. What was once charming about rural life suddenly seemed maddening. So he set off on a quest to rediscover the gardens, vineyards, and wines at the very heart of France—a quest that would decide whether he would stay or go. Join him in this lush, inspiring journey—wine glass in hand.

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Nearly ten years after moving to the perfect house, in the perfect village in Provence, Alex Dingwall-Main is on the verge of packing his bags and starting over again back in England. Faced with neighbourly warfare, strife at home and non-paying clients, the shine has gone from his life in France.Until one Spring day he is offered an opportunity by a wealthy and very grateful client: a treasure hunt for 12 bottles of exquisite French wine. It would be a journey through the country's finest vineyards, chateaux and villages. With a hangover and an uncertain heart, Alex decides to give it one more go - and sets off in search of the France he fell in love with so many years ago.… (more)

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