An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining sourcebook on Provence by the writer who has made the region his own.
"Mayle writes beautifully of the seasonsAutomne, Été, Hiver and Printempswhich he shares as his own personal Provence with the earnestly planning tourist and the dreamy armchair traveler alike." - PW.
"A personal and personable book." - Booklist.
"An optional purchase, but, given Mayle's legion of fans, and the continued popularity of Provence, expect demand." - Library Journal.
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Peter Mayle (born June 14, 1939 in Brighton) is a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. He spent fifteen years in the advertising industry before leaving the business in 1975 to write educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young people. His 1989 book A Year in Provence became an international bestseller; it chronicled a year in his life as a British expatriate in Ménerbes, a village in the southern département Vaucluse.
His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He writes for magazines and newspapers. A Year in Provence was produced as a TV series starring John Thaw and screened in 1993. His novel A Good Year was the basis for the 2006 film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott ...
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