If you mean the article itself then, assuming that it accurately reflects her experiences then I think “tosh” seems unfair.
Having read the article and a good few of the comments it is, indeed, a rehash of the earlier Daily Mail article; though with a little more flesh on the bones.
I won’t analyse the reasons that the venture failed, except to note that there were a lot of basic mistakes made by the sound of it - but I think that a lot of Brits have an overly rose-tinted view of life in France .The blame for some of which, I’m afraid, needs to be laid squarely at Mr Mayle’s door.
I confess, of course that I am at the head of the queue where it comes to having been influenced by “A Year in Provence”. But, then, I also read Stephen Clarke’s “A Year in the Merde” and its sequel - and still wasn’t put off.