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ATKINSON, PATRICIA - The Ripening Sun: One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard

Title: The Ripening Sun: One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard
Description: Arrow Books Ltd, UK. First Edition, Softcover. Very Good Condition. 9780099443162 320 pages. Available Now. Book Description: For most people giving up the day job and moving to a beautiful area of France and living off the vines is an impossible but delicious dream. In 1990, Patricia Atkinson and her husband decided to sell up in Britain and emigrate to the Dordogne. Their idea was to buy a house with a few vines attached and employ someone to tend to the wine while they earned their living with some financial consultancy work. There followed a series of disasters: the stock market crashed leaving their small holding as their sole source of income; the first red wine harvest turned to vinegar; and Patricia's husband returned to Britain, unable to cope with the stress. He never returned. Patricia Atkinson, whose only knowledge of wine up to that moment was 'that it came from a bottle' and who had not a word of French, was left to salvage their life savings form the vineyards. What follows is a remarkable story of struggle and transformation whereby her tiny 4 hectare plot has become a major estate of 21 hectares, where her Clos d'Yvigne wines have won awards and been adopted by wine merchants throughout the world and where she has been hailed as a superstar by UK wine writers. : Review: [an] eloquent tale (Citylife): Remarkable . an extraordinarily affecting read (Carla McKay Daily Mail): Enthralling . you end up admiring this plucky, warm-hearted woman and lusting to sample her vinous output (Christopher Hirst The Independent): Should be required reading for anyone enjoying the vineyard impressive human story (Spectator): Amazing and amusing . unputdownable (The Lady) : Book Description: The Ripening Sun plugs directly into the fascination for books by inspirational women who have dared to live their dream, such as Extra Virgin and The Olive Farm. An inspiring autobiography, set in romantic France, to be enjoyed by fans of wine and success stories worldwide. Size: 12.7 x 2.1 x 20.3 cm. 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Paperback; ISBN: 0099443163. ISBN/EAN: 9780099443162. Inventory No: F245-1075.

Keywords: BZDB395 Biography & Autobiography; Paperback; The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard Patricia Atkinson Paperback

Price: GBP 6.00 = appr. US$ 8.57 Seller: Cosmo Books
- Book number: F245-1075

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