A beguiling novel of romance, adventure, and tongue-in-cheek suspense set in the South of France, from the beloved, best-selling author of A Year in Provence.
Simon Shaw, a rumpled, fortyish English advertising executive, has decided to leave it all behind, and heads of to France to transform an abandoned police station in the Luberon into a small but world-class hotel. On his side, Simon has a loyal majordomo and a French business partner who is as practical as she is ravishing. But he hasn t counted on the malignant local journalist or on themauvaisetypes who have chosen the neighboring village as the site of their latest bank robbery. Slyly funny and overflowing with sensuous descriptions of the good life, Hotel Pastisis the literacy equivalent of a four-star restaurant.
About the Author
Peter Mayle is the author of fifteen books, eight of them novels. A recipient of the Legion d Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years."