The Matchmaker of Perigord
Author: Julia Stuart
Barber Guillaume Ladoucette has always enjoyed great success in his tiny village in southwestern
France, catering to the tonsorial needs of Amour-sur-Belle's thirty-three inhabitants. But times have
changed. His customers have grown older—and balder. Suddenly there is no longer a call for Guillaume's
particular services, and he is forced to make a drastic career change. Since love and companionship are
necessary commodities at any age, he becomes Amour-sur-Belle's official matchmaker and intends to
unite hearts as ably as he once cut hair. But alas, Guillaume is not nearly as accomplished an agent of
amour, as the disastrous results of his initial attempts amply prove, especially when it comes to
arranging his own romantic future.For every reader who adored Chocolat, Julia Stuart's The Matchmaker
of Périgord is a delectable, utterly enchanting, and sinfully satisfying delight.
Julia Stuart grew up in the West Midlands in England. She studied French and Spanish, and lived for a
short period in France and Spain teaching English. After studying journalism at college, she worked on
regional newspapers for six years. She then became a staff features writer for The Independent, where
she worked for eight years, including a spell with The Independent on Sunday. In 2007, she relocated to
Bahrain with her English husband, who is also a journalist.