The Vintner's Letters eBook ↠ The Vintner's eBook

The Vintner's Letters This book was a real joy to readthe story was raw and honest It was an awesome insight to Mount Pleasant and the vineyards there Just awesome. Loved reading this book Based on love letters between Maurice O Shea and his Love Marcia Fuller Gives an insight I to the early days of Hunter Valley Wines particularly Mt Pleasant.I think a trip up to Mt Pleasant sometime has to be planned A beautiful story Whatcould you ask forWine, food, love And based on a true story using the actual letters The pace of the book is very slow However, on reflection the author might have intended it that way in order to convey the tyranny of time that Maurice and Marcia waited before they married A good tale about the early vintners of the Hunter Valley and how the wines were initially viewed, which is certainly not the case today. Son of an Irish father and a Parisian mother, Maurice George O Shea was a famous Australian and Hunter valley winemaker Educated in France, he was also a man of passion, and a romantic In the cultured and elegant Miss Marcia Fuller, an accomplished pianist, he found his enduring sweetheart.Theirs would be a many faceted and often stormy romance, confronted by religious differences and tested by life s vicissitudes.But their greatest challenge lay in Maurice s other consuming passion making f Son of an Irish father and a Parisian mother, Maurice George O Shea was a famous Australian and Hunter valley winemaker Educated in France, he was also a man of passion, and a romantic In the cultured and elegant Miss Marcia Fuller, an accomplished pianist, he found his enduring sweetheart.Theirs would be a many faceted and often stormy romance, confronted by religious differences and tested by life s vicissitudes.But their greatest challenge lay in Maurice s other consuming passion making fine wines He could not tear himself away from his beloved Hunter Valley vineyard, Mount Pleasant Marcia, every inch a city girl, was appalled by the primitive living conditions of the struggling vigneron.The Vintner s Letters is based on their true story as recounted by Simone Bryce, their daughter, and on the letters written by Maurice to Marcia during their courtship Fascinating to learn about the wine industry in the early 20th century in the Hunter, but the letters were long reading and could have been edited or paraphrased. Great classic style literature about the early years of producing wine in Australia, coupled with a well written love story what can I say I m a sucker for a good love story Son of an Irish father and a French mother, Maurice George O Shea was a famous Australian winemaker Educated in France, he was also a man of passion, a romantic In the cultured and elegant Miss Marcia Fuller, an accomplished pianist, he found his enduring sweetheartTheirs would be a many faceted and often stormy romance, confronted by religious differences and tested by life s vicissitudesBut their greatest challenge lay in Maurice s other consuming passion making fine wines He could not tear himself away from his beloved Hunter Valley vineyard Marcia, every inch a city girl, was appalled by the primitive living conditions of the struggling vigneronThe Vintner s Letters is based on their true story as recounted by Simone Bryce, their daughter, and on the letters written by Maurice to Marcia during their courtship

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