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A Piano in The Pyrenees
(Ebury Press) ISBN 9780091903336

To fulfill a lifelong ambition to build his idyllic home, find a soul mate and learn to play the piano, Tony Hawks buys a house in the French Pyrenees. His experiences illustrate the differences between the English and French cultures.

A Piano in The Pyrenees uses British humor to describe an Englishman's experiences encountering the French Pyrenees culture.

No images and one very simple, black and white map.

At a bingo game, Tony translates numbers from French to English too slowly, and erroneously declares himself a winner.

A Piano in the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains


  1. Not so Young, Free and Single
  2. Célibataire
  3. White Van Man
  4. The Incredible Journey
  5. Cows, Cows and More Cows
  6. Food, Wine and Belote
  7. SOS DIY
  8. Pool Hell
  9. Something in the Woodshed
  10. Mad Wood
  11. Trees, Holes and Pilgrims
  12. Sophie
  13. Une Soirée Musicale
  14. Polka
  15. All Change
  16. Home Alone
  17. I'm So Glad You Called
  18. I Drove All Night
  19. Nature Boy


An author, comedian, playwright and composer, Tony Hawks wrote Round Ireland with a Fridge, One Hit Wonderland and Playing the Moldovans at Tennis.

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