For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 31, 2000
Contact: William Glover
2000-1 Hendricks Ave. #7
Jacksonville, Fl. 32207
CAVE LIFE IN FRANCE
Caves make a comfortable home for
man and his wine cellar
When you think of caves in France your first thought maybe of
the wine caves of Champagne and Bordeaux or perhaps the prehistoric
cave paintings of Lascaux, but who would think of living in one?
Certainly not, author William Glover, an American who went to
France looking for a quiet farm house. In Lavardin, a tiny village
of France, he found instead one of the few places where people
still live in real caves.
A modern cave dweller is very different from his prehistoric
predecessor. A grotto may well be a cable and internet-ready
home. But like snowflakes, no two caves are the same. William
Glover's new book, Cave Life in France: Eat, Drink, and
Sleep... relates his growing friendship with his neighbors
and adaptation to a lifestyle steeped in rich history. Caves
for the French are sacred ground. Most caves are used to make
and store wine. Wine and the great cuisine of France are the
heart and stomach of his story. In Lavardin, a town of less than
200 people, there are fantastic restaurants, a bakery and no
Into this light-hearted tale of wine, food,
and manners in a small French village the author deftly weaves
in the serious story of his HIV-positive wife's illness. The
book never loses its gentle humor whether it is describing the
bouquet of a glass of rosé or an emergency room visit.
Part wine tutorial, part restaurant guide and travelogue, the
book lovingly sketches the pleasures only France can dish out.
It is a funny and easy primer on the art of living in a foreign
country and the manners of a small French village.
Interview with Author