A Year in Provence - December Summary & Analysis

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Promises from the builders to have the work on the Mayles home completed before Christmas seem to grow stale, and the homeowners scheme until they come up with a plan to make sure it happens. Madame Mayle comes to the conclusion that the winter holiday is not enough of a deadline for the men, but if they were invited, with their wives, to a party at the house where the work should by now be finished, they would not want to loose face in front of each other or especially in front of their wives, and so would rush to complete the job before the soirye. The plan seems to work, for a mere few days after the invitations are sent out, the crew is back at the house, cement mixer in place, and the bustle of activity continues once again.

The Christmas season gears...

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