By Julia Stuart
Barber Guillaume Ladoucette has consistently loved nice good fortune in his tiny village in southwestern France, catering to the tonsorial wishes of Amour-sur-Belle's thirty-three population. yet instances have replaced. His buyers have grown older—and balder. without notice there's no longer a choice for Guillaume's specific companies, and he's pressured to make a drastic profession switch. due to the fact that love and companionship are worthwhile commodities at any age, he turns into Amour-sur-Belle's authentic matchmaker and intends to unite hearts as ably as he as soon as minimize hair. yet lamentably, Guillaume isn't approximately as finished an agent of amour, because the disastrous result of his preliminary makes an attempt amply turn out, specially by way of arranging his personal romantic destiny. for each reader who loved Chocolat, Julia Stuart's The Matchmaker of P?rigord is a tasty, completely enthralling, and sinfully pleasing satisfaction.
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If Yves Lévèque had given me back those wigs and beards immediately after the first headcount as I asked him to, none of this would have happened,’ replied the barber. ‘The box went missing for weeks and when he eventually returned it, they were all twisted into funny shapes. ’ asked the grocer. But the barber, too disturbed at the memory of how much 43 money he had lost over the box of hairpieces, didn’t want to speculate about the location of a municipal shower. He drained his glass, forgot to kiss Denise Vigier the grocer goodbye and left.
At that point, he raised his head from his pillow, looked out of the window and caught sight of his mother in the distance, recognizable by the tomato splat on the back of her pale-green dress. It was then that Guillaume Ladoucette had his Brilliant Idea. 44 4 AS HE SAT WAITING IN HIS CAR, GUILLAUME LADOUCETTE PULLED down the sun visor to kill time. Turning his head to the right, and then to the left, he critically surveyed his morning’s handiwork in the mirror. It was indeed a splendid creation, he noted with immense satisfaction.
The dentist struggled out with a large cardboard box and distributed its contents amongst the villagers. When the man from the council arrived, he discovered a surprisingly hirsute population. As he walked around the village with his clipboard, he suddenly came across a resident standing on the church steps, panting. He had exactly the same features and attire as the man who had just been sitting outside the Bar Saint-Jus. The only difference between the two was that the first man was totally bald.