A Piano In the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman by Tony Hawks

By Tony Hawks

'If you needed to choose stuff you sought after -- in case you needed to -- what might you pick?' I hesitated. This used to be a much bigger query than frequently bought requested at those post-match debriefs. 'I think the sincere solution might be,' I acknowledged, nonetheless having access to the final items of required information from a jumbled brain, 'meeting my soul mate, and discovering an idyllic condo in another country somewhere.' encouraged by way of breathtaking perspectives and romantic goals of discovering love within the mountains, Tony Hawks swiftly buys a home within the French Pyrenees. the following, he plans to eventually fulfil his early life delusion of getting to know the piano, untroubled by way of the issues of the area. actually, the chaotic tale of Tony's hopelessly ill-conceived residence buy reads just like the definitive consultant to how to not purchase a home in another country. It unearths him flirting with the elimination enterprise in a disastrous try to delivery his piano to France in a dodgy white van; foolishly electing to construct a swimming pool himself; and increasing his courting repertoire while he begins co-habiting, no longer with a good looking French good looks, yet with a middle-aged builder from West London. As Tony and his associates haplessly try and healthy into village existence, they study extra approximately themselves and every except they ever imagined.

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