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Perfume From Provence by Winifred Fortescue
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Read in March, 2004 — I own a copy

Gentle and astute obsevations from an impoverished Brit who bought a house in Provence in the early 1930s. Descriptions of moving day, local customs, general life etc, with humour: she pokes gentle fun not just at the locals but at the foibles of the British gentry of the times. A bit long-winded in places, but generally a pleasant and enjoyable read.
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