How often have you eaten a mushroom that you picked yourself that morning? Or sat on a boat opening and eating oysters as you lift them from the sea? Or partaken of a seven course feast of game to celebrate the success of the chase?
When Patricia Atkinson - best selling author of The Ripening Sun - first moved to France, her intention was simply to establish a vineyard. Over the years, however, she found herself becoming integrated into a way of life that, had she stayed in England, she would hardly have believed existed. Grounded in the rhythms of the land and the seasons, daily life in Patricia’s south-western corner of France is dictated by a series of rituals and celebrations that we have long lost in our supermarket age.
La Belle Saison is Patricia’s eulogy to this way of life: a testament to the timelessness of the beautiful French countryside, the bounty of the land, and the generous-hearted French neighbors who showed Patricia that a simple life has many rewards. In France, every season is ‘la belle saison’, offering up its gifts to those willing to appreciate and look after the land.
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Patricia Atkinson has lived in south-western France for 15 years, having left her city job to work in the vineyards. Her first book, The Ripening Sun, describes her transition from novice amateur to expert, award-winning winemaker.Review:
"'inspirational'" You Magazine "'describes a way of life centred round the seasons, for food, wine, la chasse, truffle hunting and just chatting in the sun over a glass'" Simon Hoggart in the Guardian
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Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: NEUF. A beautiful book celebrating rural life in France and the simple luxuries of good food, wine and friendship, by the author of the bestselling "The Ripening Sun". - Nombre de page(s) : 308 - Poids : 167g - Genre : Autobiographies contemporaines Anthologies Dico. Bookseller Inventory # N9780099497943
Book Description Random House UK, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099497948
Book Description Random House UK. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099497948 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0039429
Book Description Random House UK, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099497948