Hotel Pastis Book Summary and Study Guide

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In his first novel, the PR man of Provence presents the story of a London ad exec who quits the business to open a small hotel in the south of France. There is romance in the form of a French woman, plenty of humor in the town's longtime inhabitants and various hotel guests (not to mention the hilarious scene where his old firm is trying to land a big condom account), and a subplot about a French gang's plan to rob a bank in a neighboring town which seems a bit superfluous and tacked-on but ties into the main plot quite handily toward the end. Delightful, and less fluffy (but still light-hearted) than it initially appears.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   British    -   French Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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