Name: Peter Mayle – Hotel Pastis
Size: 2.33 MB
Title: Hotel Pastis
Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Total pages: N/A
Having delighted millions of Americans with A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, Peter Mayle treats us to a wonderfully entertaining novel of escape, romance and adventure. played in the landscape he has made so irresistible.
Simon Shaw, a forty-two-year-old advertising tycoon, worn down by insatiable clients and a rapacious ex-wife, wants to get away from it all. On impulse he drives to the south of France. When an accident leaves him stranded in a small village in the Luberon, an enchanting Frenchwoman, who is between husbands, comes to his rescue and soon lures him into buying the local gendarmerie. Together they transform it into a little jewel of a hotel. And life seems idyllic.
But at the same time, a crook, recently released from the Marseilles prison, is plotting to rob the bank in the nearby town. Paths cross. schemes go awry — and through it all Peter Mayle delights us with the intrigues of the haut monde that descends on the Hotel Pastis and the…