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Provence a-z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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 Year," Mayle has once again trapped the sunshine, the wind, and the very lavender-laden air of the southeastern French countryside.

Synopsis:

Peter Mayle worked in advertising until he decided to live where he most longed to, Provence, and try his hand at writing. With the success of his first book describing his new life, A Year in Provence, his life took a notable turn for the better. This is his eleventh book including five novels. Recently, he received the Legion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions. He has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for 18 years now. A Good Year, Ridley Scott's film starring Russell Crowe based on Peter's novel of the same name, was out in 2006.

About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of eleven books on Provence. Recently he was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French government. He lives with his wife in Provence.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307489852
Subtitle:
A Francophile's Essential Handbook
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Peter Mayle
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Subject:
Travel : General
Subject:
Travel : Europe - France
Subject:
History : Europe - France
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Travel - France
Subject:
Travel Writing-France
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081202
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Provence a-z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook
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Product details 304 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307489852 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 Year," Mayle has once again trapped the sunshine, the wind, and the very lavender-laden air of the southeastern French countryside.
"Synopsis" by , Peter Mayle worked in advertising until he decided to live where he most longed to, Provence, and try his hand at writing. With the success of his first book describing his new life, A Year in Provence, his life took a notable turn for the better. This is his eleventh book including five novels. Recently, he received the Legion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions. He has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for 18 years now. A Good Year, Ridley Scott's film starring Russell Crowe based on Peter's novel of the same name, was out in 2006.
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