A Year in the Province

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A Year In The Province
First edition cover
Author Christopher Marsh
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Beautiful Books
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 352
ISBN 978-1-905636-67-9
OCLC 187294636

A Year In The Province is a comic novel by Christopher Marsh. The book tells the story of Jesus Sanchez Ventura, who persuades his wife Begona and his three daughters to leave Andalusia for Belfast.[1] The book was well received by critics, with the BBC's Ian Sansom comparing Marsh to Flann O'Brien.[2] The book's title references the bestselling memoir by Peter Mayle, A Year in Provence.

The author[edit]

Christopher Marsh read history at Cambridge. He has since worked as an academic, publishing numerous historical titles, and since 1998 has been Reader in History at Queen's University, Belfast.


  1. ^ Marsh, Christopher (2008). A Year In The Province. Beautiful Books. ISBN 978-1-905636-67-9. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Henry (25 May 2008). "Novel of life after the Troubles is cult hit". London: Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2008.