Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London´s financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max´s Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will - an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour´s drive from Avignon. Out of a job, and encouraged by his friend Charlie about the money in modern wine, he heads for France.
What Max discovers is a beautiful house, wonderful weather and a bustling village. The downside is the quality of the wine in his vineyard, but when Max suggests calling in an expert, Roussel, a former employee of his uncle´s, is resistant. Help is at hand, however, when a beautiful blonde Californian arrives unexpectedly at the chateau.
Peter Mayle´s delightful novel will enchant the audiences who bought A YEAR IN PROVENCE and TOUJOURS PROVENCE in their millions.