The Resource The ripening sun, Patricia Atkinson

The ripening sun, Patricia Atkinson

Label
The ripening sun
Title
The ripening sun
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For most people, giving up the day job and moving to a beautiful area of France is an impossible but delicious dream. In 1990, Patricia Atkinson and her husband sold up in England and emigrated to the Dordogne to a ramshackle farmhouse surrounded by vines. The vines were meant only as a recreation but then came the recession: they lost everything apart from their dream house and the vineyard which was now their sole source of income." "Disaster followed disaster: the first red wine harvest turned to vinegar and Patricia's husband developed a serious illness and returned to Britain, Patricia, whose sole knowledge of wine up to that moment was 'that it came from a bottle' and who had not a word of French, was left on her own to salvage what she could." "What follows is a remarkable story of triumph over adversity whereby Clos d'Yvigne, her tiny 4 hectare plot, has become a major estate of 21 hectares, the wine of which has won France's top wine award and is exported all over the world." "It is also a remarkable story of community spirit that has all but disappeared elsewhere but still exists in the byways of rural France where Patricia's friends and neighbours accepted her as one of their own, worked with her through the tears and triumph of the vineyards, and shared their lives with her. The Ripening Sun is the story of a way of life that many aspire to, few understand and fewer still will ever experience."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
944.720839092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
The ripening sun, Patricia Atkinson
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The ripening sun, Patricia Atkinson
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
388113
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
308 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780099443162
Isbn Type
(Arrow pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, 1 map, color portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP388113
  • (Uk)gb A30Z6932
  • 7387579
  • (BNAtoc)B8673475

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