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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Funny, easy to read, blog post style writing. - Goodreads
It didn't have a strong conflict driven plot. - Goodreads
Humorous insights into 20th century rural France. - Goodreads
A fun introduction to rural France. - Goodreads
A charming and spot-on portrayal of la vie en France. - Goodreads
Charming storytelling and a lively cast of characters! - Goodreads

Review: A Year in Provence (Provence #1)

User Review  - Selina - Goodreads

Such a lovely read. Great writing with just enough French vocabulary and peculiarities to get a feel for the genuine Provence. There are some drawn out sub-plots, but it's a great book for anyone with an interest in traveling via literature! Read full review

Review: A Year in Provence (Provence #1)

User Review  - Kylie Briggs - Goodreads

Maybe it's just because i finished Under the Tuscan Sun but I could not get through this. 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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