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The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme, and septic tank.
There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath, but washing dishes is not one of them, nor is it what writer Jean Gill had in mind when she swapped her Welsh Valley for a French one.
Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of gray mists called weather in Wales, she offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provençale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring water. Or, rather, as it turns out, a neighbor's spring water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road.... And there's worse....
But how can you resist a village called Dieulefit - "God created it" - the village "where everyone belongs"?
Discover the real Provence in good company.
©2008 Jean Gill (P)2015 Jean Gill
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5 out of 5 stars
By sdk on 01-11-16

The best audio book I have listened to until now

Jean Gill's audio book How Blue is my Valley is a book I would recommend to those who almost constantly want a smile on their face while listening to it. Jean puts her experiences in moving to the Provence and comparing it a.o. with Wales in such a humorous way, that you can almost see - sometimes even feel and smell - all that is happening (and not).
Jan Cramer is the perfect narrator for this book! It's as though the author herself is reading the book, the way Jan narrates the book.
It is an audio book I will definitely listen to again!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 04-11-18

<br />too many subject jumps with no storytelling flow

a huge amount of facts thrown together (with an overload of picodon information and unexplained french words) does not a story make. you do get a smile here or there but it's like listening to someone read from an encyclopedia of local french history and law. didn't like this one. I'll stick to Peter Mayle much more entertaining.

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