Anything Considered

Anything Considered

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Bennett is an English expatriate living in France with a champagne taste and a beer bankroll. Happy-go-lucky and a bit roguish, he places an ad in the International Herald Tribune offering his services -- any services. He pursues a response from a wealthy Englishman named Julian Poe who has developed a means of producing truffles and is close to cornering the immensely lucrative truffle market. Bennett signs on and finds himself in Monaco, where he is able to live in a style to which he has always wished to become accustomed (including eating to his heart's content -- a Mayle trademark!). Soon the Sicilian and Corsican Mafiosi intrude and Bennett is joined by the beautiful and experienced (in all ways) Anna. Ham-fisted goons, gendarmes working at cross purposes, French village busybodies, and an order of monks dedicated to the god Bacchus all play a role in the surprising, and more than a little satisfying, denouement.

Baker & Taylor
An English expatriate living in France, Bennett is hired by Julian Poe, an entrepreneur out to corner the lucrative truffle market, and finds himself coping with underworld crime, the gorgeous Anna, village busybodies, and an unusual order of monks

Blackwell North Amer
Bennett, an English expatriate living in France, has champagne tastes and a vin ordinaire bankroll. He has abandoned a successful career and found an ideal village to idle in. But a business scheme fails to work out, and he finds himself broke.
Not a man to be downhearted, he places an advertisement in the International Herald Tribune volunteering his services - any services, anything considered. The most attractive response comes from a rich Englishman named Julian Poe who has developed a means of producing superb truffles and is close to cornering the immensely lucrative truffle market.
Bennett signs on and - bliss! - he finds himself in Monaco and able to live in a style to which he has wished to become accustomed (including eating to and beyond his heart's content). He is joined there by the beautiful and experienced (in all ways) Anna, a New Yorker who has put in time in the Israeli army.
But soon - sniffing the financial potential of the truffle - Sicilian and Corsican Mafiosi intrude. Life gets somewhat hectic. Ham-fisted goons, gendarmes working at cross-purposes, French village busybodies, and an order of monks dedicated to the god Bacchus all play a role in a surprising and much more than slightly satisfying denouement.

Baker
& Taylor

An English expatriate living in France, Bennett is hired by Julian Poe, an entrepreneur out to corner the lucrative truffle market, and finds himself coping with underworld crime, the gorgeous Anna, village busybodies, and an unusual order of monks. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679441236
0679441239
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 21 cm

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SuzeParker
Jul 02, 2016

I typically avoid books to which the word "romp" could be applied, but I'll make an exception in the case of Anything Considered. What a fun read!

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