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A Piano In the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains (eBook)
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A Piano In the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains (eBook)

eBook (ePUB) Published: 08/03/2009

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'If you had to pick two things you wanted -- if you had to -- what would you pick?' I hesitated. This was a bigger question than usually got asked at these post-match debriefs. 'I suppose the honest answer would be,' I said, still accessing the last pieces of required data from a jumbled mind, 'meeting my soul mate, and finding an idyllic house abroad somewhere.' Inspired by breathtaking views and romantic dreams of finding love in the mountains, Tony Hawks impulsively buys a house in the French Pyrenees. Here, he plans to finally fulfil his childhood fantasy of mastering the piano, untroubled by the problems of the world. In reality, the chaotic story of Tony's hopelessly ill-conceived house purchase reads like the definitive guide to how not to buy a house overseas. It finds him flirting with the removal business in a disastrous attempt to transport his piano to France in a dodgy white van; foolishly electing to build a swimming pool himself; and expanding his relationship repertoire when he starts co-habiting, not with an exquisite French beauty, but with a middle-aged builder from West London. As Tony and his friends haplessly attempt to fit into village life, they learn more about themselves and each other than they ever imagined.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781407025551

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“A Piano In The Pyrenees”

This is a really well written book very warm and amusing and came across as very real. Tony Hawks makes you feel as if you are remembering his memories almost like reading a diary or letters from a good friend.
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11th September 2010
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“An unexpected pleasure”

My 1st encounter with Tony Hawkes and what an enjoyable one. For me it was like sitting around and enjoying his adventure as if he was talking directly to a group of friends....and I was one of them!!! There is lots... More

30th October 2009
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