A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

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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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About Peter Mayle

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Peter Mayle is the author of twelve previous books, six of them novels. A recipient of the Légion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.
Published May 7, 2010 by Vintage. 220 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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An account of the author's first frustrating but enlightening year in Provence opens with a memorable New Year's lunch and closes with an impromptu Christmas dinner. ``In nimble prose, Mayle . . . cap

Jun 03 1991 | Read Full Review of A Year in Provence

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After a slowish start, A Year in Provence has gone on to sell more than 1m copies in the UK and 6m around the world in the last 20 years, making it one of the most successful travel books of all time and inspiring thousands of Brits to leave Blighty in search of a warmer, gentler life.

Jan 10 2010 | Read Full Review of A Year in Provence

The Bookbag

For a little more detail on Provence we were pleasantly surprised by Provence A - Z by Peter Mayle.

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