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Tales of the Country by Brian Viner
  

Tales of the Country

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   
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This is a brilliantly funny and heart-warming tale of a middle class London family who up sticks to the country. Through the ups and downs of their first year, the books reveals that life in the country isnât always what itâs cracked up to be. Vinerâs humorous prose will have you in stitches much of the time and whether you enjoyed Peter Mayleâs A Year in Provence this one is well worth a punt as itâs ten times better.

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Tales of the Country by Brian Viner

Brian Viner and his family had enjoyed much about their nice little middle-class patch of north London, but gradually realised they were suffering from a severe case of 'metropause' -- the desire to swap the hassles of London life for the serenity of the countryside. After a long search they found the house of their dreams in rural Herefordshire. But is the quiet life all it's cracked up to be? More importantly, where does one go to get a decent cappuccino?

'A Year in Provence' with less sunshine but more laughs, TALES OF THE COUNTRY is a wonderfully entertaining and heart-warming account of the Viners' adjustment from town to country. Full of anecdote and character, it is a superbly beguiling book about what is really important in life, and the joys and trials encountered along the road towards it.

About the Author

Brian Viner
Brian Viner is a senior features writer and columnist for the INDEPENDENT newspaper. He lives with his family in Herefordshire.

Photograph © Mike James

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd April 2006

Author

Brian Viner

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World

Autobiography: general
The countryside, country life

ISBN

9780743495721

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