Win a copy of Uncorked by Paul Shore

Written by on July 1, 2017 in Competitions

Will having smoke repeatedly blown in his face deter a foreigner from breaking in to French culture? Find out, as Paul Shore’s evocative story telling, wry wit, and big heart, inspire and entertain you, as he tells the tale of how he gained acceptance inside a charming village in Provence.

Uncorked celebrates the “uncorking” of a few tightly held traditions that are near and dear to hearts of the locals of the Cote d’Azur and Provence – being taught to play pétanque (boules) under the clandestine cover of darkness; learning vernissage etiquette; drinking pastis before noon; navigating narrow village roads at top driving speed. Shore also “uncorks” personal awakenings about the value of following roads-less-travelled and making time to smell-the-roses, as we cultivate friendships and traditions.  And, through exposure to the life of artist Marc Chagall, Shore reflects on the challenges that all newcomers face to gain acceptance in a foreign land.

Shore’s humorous and heart-felt account of his year living in Provence will touch and amuse, and evoke fond memories of travel to fascinating places – and they might even trigger reflection on the importance of being afforded new chances in life.

Click here to enter the draw to win a copy of Uncorked by Paul Shore

Draw ends: 7 July 2017

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