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The Vintner's Luck

(1998)
(The first book in the Vintner's Luck series)
A novel by

 
 
Elizabeth Knox's fifth book, her first to be published in the UK, plays out its huge themes in a small Burgundian village at the time of Napoleon. A novel of forbidden love, wine and immortality, it yields up its secrets--beautiful, tragic and horrifying--one by one, so they're as unexpected as the angel Sobran Jodeau, the young vintner, encounters in his vineyard one night in 1808. Xas is breathtakingly beautiful, has huge expressive white wings, leather trousers and smells softly of snow. He is a keen gardener, and also profoundly curious about mortals, how they feel, how they live, how they make their choices. They talk, and Xas persuades Jodeau to meet him--same time, same place--every year.

Jodeau marries, fathers children, and continues--bar a couple of years when he's off fighting, whoring and trying to keep his best friend alive on the Russian front--to meet with Xas. Their friendship deepens. Jodeau's wine improves, and the joys and troubles of village life wash around him. But this strange relationship between man and angel is inherently unstable, and following the death of Jodeau's beloved younger daughter, it veers off in a direction neither had anticipated. And then Xas tells Jodeau something that drives the vintner almost beyond madness. --Lisa Gee

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : New Zealand Hardback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 0-86473-577-4 / 978-0-86473-577-5 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Victoria University Press
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January 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 0-374-28392-3 / 978-0-374-28392-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck (VUP Classic) (VUP Classics)
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-77656-231-3 / 978-1-77656-231-2 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Victoria University Press
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August 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 0-312-26410-0 / 978-0-312-26410-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 0-09-927389-6 / 978-0-09-927389-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 0-7011-6863-3 / 978-0-7011-6863-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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1999 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 0-86473-381-X / 978-0-86473-381-8 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: VICTORIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1998 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 0-86473-342-9 / 978-0-86473-342-9 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Victoria University Press
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Vintner's Luck, The
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-4890-8470-3 / 978-1-4890-8470-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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October 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-74316-810-1 / 978-1-74316-810-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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October 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-74316-812-8 / 978-1-74316-812-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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October 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-74316-811-X / 978-1-74316-811-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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October 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-74316-813-6 / 978-1-74316-813-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-74314-901-8 / 978-1-74314-901-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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July 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
ISBN: 1-74314-902-6 / 978-1-74314-902-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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July 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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July 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vintner's Luck
Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
Publisher: Victoria University Press
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