Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Near Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket with 1" closed tear to back cover.
Mayle's story of Luciano Bennett, an Englishman (whose Italian mother was an opera diva, hence his first name) living in Southern France. Failing in the softening real estate business and in need of work and money, he looks for work in the Aix/Avignon area. His ad is answered by wealthy Julian Poe with an extraordinary deal.