Solomon’s Vineyard

The Diary of an Accidental Vigneron

by Roger Dixon & Sophie Woollven



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781728399331
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781728399324

About the Book

The story is about a man named Andrew Solomon, a young bank clerk. He is let go in the course of the bank’s reorganization, whereupon his wife leaves him for a wealthy lover. The two are both immediately killed in a car crash however, and Andrew finds himself with both the compensation from the bank and his wife’s insurance. He takes a Mediterranean cruise to get away from it all but falls off the boat one night and is rescued by some French fishermen. He buys a small car, and on the drive home, he stops at a small town in the Auvergne and finds himself looking at a notice at an estate agent’s window: “For sale—established riverside B&B with small vineyard.” He is hugely attracted to the idea and also to Sabine, the young estate agent. With the help of her uncle Gabriel, he puts his considerable funds into developing the vineyard and making their own wine instead of sending the grapes to the local cooperative, which incurs the growing hostility of some of the neighbors, like Geoges Cortou, president of the coop, in particular. Despite this, the reputation of the vineyard continues to grow until they decide to get rid of the English at all costs.

About the Author

Roger Dixon began writing after completing his tour of duty in the British Army and he has since written more than thirty radio and TV Series, the lyrics for a Broadway Musical. Roger has also published two best selling novels, The Messiah and Christ on Trial, the latter being serialised in the London Sunday Express Newspaper. It is his daughter Sophie’s first venture into publishing.