A Month of Sundays
Villa Life in the South of France
By Ira & Barbara Spector
A humorous account of an American husband and wife who stumble upon the perfect villa rental on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. But will they find bliss – or the Bastille – as they attempt to live among the French?
From the Forward:
"Several years ago, my wife and I began spending the entire month of June in the South of France. It all started when Barbara, a lawyer, needed a long break after a particularly acrimonious trial. I enthusiastically supported this notion when she came home one day and threatened to smash her computer into a thousand byte-sized pieces because the hourglass had remained on the screen too long.
In our search for the perfect place to renew my wife, we discovered, purely by accident, that there are numerous affordable villas for rent in the hills along the Mediterranean coast; places where the most important decision we faced was whether to spend the day at the pool and take dinner on the patio, or go to the beach and dine at a seaside restaurant.
But questions arose: Could we as Americans, conditioned by a strict work ethic, actually spend an entire vacation doing nothing? If we did, would we change? Could we actually find peace when we knew little of the language and even less of the culture? And finally, how much would it cost to do nothing?
This is the story of our discovery..."