The Matchmaker Of Perigord (Paperback)
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The Matchmaker Of Perigord (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 28/02/2011
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A perpetual breeze blows through Amour-sur-Belle, a village so ugly that even the English refuse to live there.

Guillaume Ladoucette, the barber, is forced to give up his business as the advancing age of his customers means many have gone bald. He decides to set himself up as a matchmaker instead, for, despite its name, love is the one thing that Amour-sur-Belle lacks. Some shun Denise Vigier because her grandmother was found guilty of horizontal collaboration during the war. The bar owner refuses to serve Madame Fournier, the mushroom poisoner. And Madame Ladoucette and Madame Moreau have been trading insults for so long they have become almost a form of greeting.

'Not everyone falls instantly head over heels,' the matchmaker counsels. 'Love is like a good cassoulet, it needs time and determination.' But how can a matchmaker make love simmer - when he has not yet solved the problem of his own troubled heart?

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552777247
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Hilarious ... Love it to bits. -- Joanne Harris
Any satire of village life depends for its gags on an ensemble of engaging eccentrics, and Stuart's zesty narrative style is tailor-made for farce. Her flesh-and-blood creations . . . feel entirely homegrown . . . Stuart injects her own brand of va-va-voom. * Independent *
Fast, furious and incredibly funny . . . Julia Stuart sets a great pace in this lip-smacking mix of food, foolishness and fun. * SHE magazine *

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“The Matchmaker of Perigord”

When barber Guillaume Ladoucette makes the depressing discovery that most of his customers are going bald he decides it is time for a change of career and sets himself up as a matchmaker. Unfortunately the village in... More

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