A Year in Provence (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 19, 2010 - Travel - 224 pages
1493 Reviews

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In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.




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Funny, easy to read, blog post style writing. - Goodreads
Just a mediocre read with no real plot. - Goodreads
A fun introduction to rural France. - Goodreads
A charming and spot-on portrayal of la vie en France. - Goodreads
Irresistible lively prose. - Goodreads
But it's rather enjoyable in spite of the pace. - Goodreads

Review: A Year in Provence (Provence #1)

User Review  - Ian Mapp - Goodreads

What could be easier to read than a middle class diary of, well, a year in Provence. Its laid out as a chapter per month and takes us from the original idea of a middle class couple buying an old farm ... Read full review

Review: A Year in Provence (Provence #1)

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

It felt like he was striving to capture the mood from Under the Tuscan Sun and didn't quite make it. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Peter Mayle spent fifteen years in the advertising business, first as a copywriter and then as a reluctant executive, before escaping Madison Avenue in 1975 to write books. His work has been translated into seventeen languages, and he has contributed to the London Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Independent, as well as Gentlemen's Quarterly and Esquire. A Year in Provence won the British Book Awards "Best Travel Book of the Year." Peter Mayle and his wife live in Provence.


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