Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle
A Francophile's Essential Handbook (Vintage Departures)

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The ultimate “dictionary” for lovers of Provence: Peter Mayle's personal selection of the foods, customs and words he finds most fascinating, curious, delicious, or just plain fun.

Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. In more than 170 entries, Peter Mayle—bestselling author of A Year in Provence—writes about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin). And, of course, he writes about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion.

Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle's ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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 September 21, 2009 by Vintage. 306 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, History, Action & Adventure, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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The author of several books set in Provence, including the now classic travel tome A Year in Provence and a more recent novel, A Good Yea

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SciFi Online

In this anecdotal encyclopedia of more than 200 entries - spanning across eight CD and almost nine hours of listening time - from "Accent" to "Zola", Mayle writes about those aspects of Provence that he finds the most interesting, amusing or bizarre.

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