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A Year in Provence

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Publisher Comments:

They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provencal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by month account of the charms and frustrations that Peter Mayle and his wife — and their two large dogs — experience their first year in the remote country of the Luberon restoring a two-centuries-old stone farmhouse that they bought on sight. From coping in January with the first mistral, which comes howling down from the Rhone Valley and wreaks havoc with the pipes, to dealing as the months go by with the disarming promises and procrastination of the local masons and plumbers, Peter Mayle delights us with his strategies for survival. He relishes the growing camaraderie with his country neighbors — despite the rich, soupy, often impenetrable patois that threatens to separate them. He makes friends with boar hunters and truffle hunters, a man who eats foxes, and another who bites dentists; he discovers the secrets of handicapping racing goats and of disarming vipers. And he comes to dread the onslaught of tourists who disrupt his tranquillity. In this often hilarious, seductive book Peter Mayle manages to transport us info all the earthy pleasures of Provencal life and lets us live vicariously in a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. George Lang, who was smitten suggests: "Get a glass of marc, lean back in your most comfortable chair, and spend a delicious year in Provence."

Synopsis:

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 Lub

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National Bestseller

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 Lub

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307755490
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Travel : Europe - France
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Author:
Peter Mayle
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Provence (France) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Provence
Subject:
France
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Provence (France)
Subject:
Mayle, Peter - Homes and haunts - France -
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Audio Books-Sociology
Subject:
Audio Books-Travel Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
France-Provinces
Subject:
Travel - France
Subject:
Travel Writing-Europe
Subject:
Travel Writing-France
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
World History-France
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1991
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
207

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Travel » Europe » France
Travel » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

A Year in Provence
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Product details 207 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307755490 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 Lub
"Synopsis" by , National Bestseller

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 Lub

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