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The author of A Year in Provence samples the best that life can offer, from handmade shoes and limousine etiquette, to the art of keeping a mistress in style and the world's best caviar, in a whimsical look at the lifestyles of the rich. (Social Sciences).

About Peter Mayle

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Peter Mayle is the author of A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, as well as the novels Hotel Pastis, A Dog's Life, and Anything Considered. His books have been translated into twenty-two languages. He divides his time between the south of France and Long Island.
Published November 1, 1992 by Thorndike Pr. 233 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Travel. Non-fiction

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He takes us on a money trip through the upkeep of a mistress and all the ``daily jolts of intrigue and adrenaline [that] are meat and drink to the mistress addict''--and talks over the odd gift to the wife to soothe one's remorse.

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On assignment for GQ (where these tonic pieces first appeared), Mayle sallied forth to sample the little luxuries of the richest, the best that life is reputed to offer.

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If there were a more charming travel book published in the last few years than Mayle's A Year in Provence, consider this a challenge to name it.

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