Max was a wizard in the labyrinth games of the financial world, but work
has not been going too great lately.
Uncle Henry’s estate in Provence was a haven for Max as a little
boy. Uncle Henry leaves Max the estate
but there are complications. When Max
arrives to take over he discovers the wine produced on the estate is
awful. And there is another claimant, an
unknown relative, who may have a stake in the property too.
A delightful, best-selling tale about the business and pleasure of wine, adapted into a Ridley Scott movie starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.
Max Skinner has recently lost his job at a London financial firm and just as recently learned that he has inherited his late uncle’s vineyard in Provence. On arrival he finds the climate delicious, the food even better, and two of the locals ravishing. Unfortunately, the wine produced on his new property is swill. Why then are so many people interested in it? Enter a beguiling Californian who knows more about wine than Max does—and may have a better claim to the estate. Fizzy with intrigue, bursting with local color and savor, A Good Year is Peter Mayle, beloved author of A Year in Provence, at his most entertaining.
About the Author
Peter Mayle is the author of fifteen books, nine of them novels, including the beloved bestseller A Year in Provence. A recipient of the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lived in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for more than twenty-five years. Mayle died in 2018.
“A delightful divertissement. . . .plenty of . . . local color, comic dalliances and a feastful of entertainment.” —The Seattle Times
“Happily snide (and knowledgeable). . . . Wicked turns of phrase . . . . Quite agreeable, with an insouciant nose . . . perfect for summer reading.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Mayle makes Provence sound like the most enticing place this side of paradise. Reservations, anyone?” —People
“Bubbly, light-hearted, good-natured. . . . [Mayle’s] descriptions of food and country ambience. . . live up to his reputation.” —The Baltimore Sun
“Fast-moving and fun. . . . a deliciously light-hearted tale. . . . The Provencal life never tasted so good.” —Rocky Mountain News