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The Vine Garden by Alex Dingwall-main
  

The Vine Garden

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The sequel to his The Luberon Garden sees Alex a little jaded and disenchanted with his paradise in Provence so he takes a summer travelling in his chosen country and falls in love with it all over again.

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The Vine Garden by Alex Dingwall-main

What happens when you relocate to the perfect house, in the perfect village in Provence, and nearly ten years later the shine has gone? Garden designer Alex Dingwall-Main is facing lavender fatigue, strife at home, neighbourly warfare and non-paying business clients. He is on the verge of packing his bags and starting all over again, back in England.

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.

The people, the gardens and the wine that he encounters make for an adventurous and beautiful summer. But an unexpected one - stereotypes, assumptions and idylls are uncovered. Alex's relationship with his adopted homeland is revolutionised into a much more intimate affair. During a summer spent drinking France's finest produce, surrounded by some of the world's most delicious gardens, life-changing decisions are reached…

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Well worth knocking back this summer A Place in the Sun's everything France Magazine


About the Author

Alex Dingwall-main

Alex Dingwall-Main was born in Scotland and became a gardener after leaving school. He lives in the Luberon region of the South of France with his wife, son, dog and a demanding garden of his own.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2005

Author

Alex Dingwall-main

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Paperback (b Format)
320 pages

Categories

Travel
The Real World

Landscape art & architecture
Garden design & planning

ISBN

9780091897581

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