A Year in Provence

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 19, 2010 - Travel - 224 pages
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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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A very pleasant light read about an English couple who buy a farmhouse in Provence. Their first year includes the joys of home renovations and house guests, interesting neighbours, grape picking and ... Read full review

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First published in 1989, this account of Englishman Mayle’s life in the countryside of Provence is a modern classic. Mayle’s writing is warm and witty, and I’m sure has made thousands fall in love with the idea of buying an old stone farmhouse in France. 4 stars Read full review

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Cover
January
February
March
April Chapter 5
June Chapter 7 July Chapter 8 August
September
October
November
About the Author
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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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