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A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2000-06-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0141938323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bestselling, much-loved classic account of an English couple enjoying the fruits of French rural living - an irresistible feast of humour and heart. Peter Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a life abroad a reality: throwing caution to the wind, they bought a glorious two hundred year-old farmhouse in the Lubéron Valley and began a new life. In a year that begins with a marathon lunch and continues with a host of gastronomic delights, they also survive the unexpected and often hilarious curiosities of rural life. From mastering the local accent and enduring invasion by bumbling builders, to discovering the finer points of boules and goat-racing, all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life are conjured up in this enchanting portrait. 'One of the most successful travel books of all time... Mayle created a new travel genre' Guardian Delightful' Washington Post 'Engaging, funny and richly appreciative' New York Times Book Review 'Stylish, witty, delightfully readable' Sunday Times 'I really loved this book' Julia Child

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence
Reflections on Then and Now

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2018-06-26
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0451494539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the moment Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, they never looked back. Here the beloved author of A Year in Provence pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his life in France—the charming and indelible parade of village life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history. He celebrates the café and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals. A celebration of twenty-five years of Provençal living—of lessons learned and changes observed—with his final book Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor.

A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-05-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307755495
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

Provence A-Z

Provence A-Z
A Francophile's Essential Handbook

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-09-23
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 030748985X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Nanfutsu Purovansu No 12-kagetsu

Nanfutsu Purovansu No 12-kagetsu
A Book

by Peter Mayle,Hiroaki Ike

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9784062614061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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French Lessons

French Lessons
Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2003-12-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1400077729
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A delightful, delicious, and best-selling account of the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France, from the beloved author of A Year in Provence. The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and Peter Mayle shows us just how contagious their enthusiasm can be. We visit the Foire aux Escargots. We attend a truly French marathon, where the beverage of choice is Château Lafite-Rothschild rather than Gatorade. We search out the most pungent cheese in France, and eavesdrop on a heated debate on the perfect way to prepare an omelet. We even attend a Catholic mass in the village of Richerenches, a sacred event at which thanks are given for the aromatic, mysterious, and breathtakingly expensive black truffle. With Mayle as our charming guide, we come away satisfied (if a little hungry), and with a sudden desire to book a flight to France at once.

A Good Year

A Good Year
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2004-06-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1400042682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A delightful, best-selling tale about the business and pleasure of wine, adapted into a Ridley Scott movie starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard. Max Skinner has recently lost his job at a London financial firm and just as recently learned that he has inherited his late uncle’s vineyard in Provence. On arrival he finds the climate delicious, the food even better, and two of the locals ravishing. Unfortunately, the wine produced on his new property is swill. Why then are so many people interested in it? Enter a beguiling Californian who knows more about wine than Max does—and may have a better claim to the estate. Fizzy with intrigue, bursting with local color and savor, A Good Year is Peter Mayle, beloved author of A Year in Provence, at his most entertaining.

Hotel Pastis

Hotel Pastis
A Novel of Provence

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 9780679402299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tired and fed up, tycoon Simon Shaw seeks refuge in Provence, where he encounters a pretty Frenchwoman who lures him into buying a little hotel that proves far more troublesome than quaint. By the author of Toujour Provence. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
A Book

by David Henderson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Toujours Provence

Toujours Provence
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author continues his odyssey through the French Provence, offering anecdotes about his culinary adventures, life in Provence, and the colorful characters he meets along the way

"What's Happening To Me?"

'What's Happening To Me?'
The Classic Illustrated Children's Book on Puberty

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Lyle Stuart
  • Release : 2000-08-01
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0818407956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than twenty years, the internationally bestselling team behind Where Did I Come From? has helped millions of parents and children talk about the facts of life in a straightforward yet lighthearted way that is respectful of young people’s natural intelligence. Warmly and relatably illustrated throughout, What’s Happening to Me? creates a safe space where families can talk about the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty and adolescence, answering the questions that kids ask most often. Why is my chest getting bumpy? What's a wet dream? What's a period? Why is my voice acting so funny? Why do I get pimples? What's an erection? Why am I getting hairy? Why is mine not like his? This book answers the big questions, and explains the big changes. One look at the illustrations will tell you that this is not a dull medical textbook but rather it presents the facts of puberty, and it presents them with honesty, sympathy and a sense of humor. If you’ve been wondering how to have this talk with your children, look no further for a trusted resource that will give you the tools you need to share this critical information sensitively and factually. “You can't deny Mayle's talent for translating adult experience into child-level concepts.” —Kirkus Reviews

Peter Mayle's Provence

Peter Mayle's Provence
A Year in Provence, Toujours Provence, and Encore Provence

by Knopf Publishing Group

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780676808667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writes of Passage

Writes of Passage
Reading Travel Writing

by James Duncan,Derek Gregory

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-01-31
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1134721250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writes of Passage explores the interplay between a system of "othering" which travelers bring to a place, and the "real" geographical difference they discover upon arrival. Exposing the tensions between the imaginary and real, Duncan and Gregory and a team of leading internationa contributors focus primarily upon travelers from the 18th and 19th Centuries to pin down the imaginary within the context of imperial power. The contributors focus on travel to three main regions: Africa, South Asia, and Europe - wit the European examples being drawn from Britain, France and Greece.

Encore Provence

Encore Provence
New Adventures in the South of France

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage Departures
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780679762690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author continues his celebration of Provence in a new collection of culinary delights, profiles of colorful Gallic characters, and personal observations

Provence in Ten Easy Lessons

Provence in Ten Easy Lessons
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2014-04-08
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 080417220X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No one knows Provence like beloved author Peter Mayle, and in this delightful collection—adapted from Provence A-Z: A Francophile’s Essential Handbook—he distills his decades of living in France into ten essential lessons for visitors. Abandoning the well-trodden “best of” routes that can be found in any tourist guide, Mayle highlights local features vital to an authentic Provençal experience. From ruminations on the unique charms of each season to the art of the siesta, Mayle brings the warmth and beauty of the province vividly to life. And, of course, food and wine also get their due, as Mayle expounds the merits of pastis and a good rosé, explores the mystery of traditional market shopping, and more. Evocative and intimate, Provence in Ten Easy Lessons is charming yet practical reading for ticketed passengers and armchair travelers, alike. An eBook short.

The Corsican Caper

The Corsican Caper
A novel

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2014-05-13
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0307962873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best—his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera’s jet set. Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul’s villa. When Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky’s methods quickly turn unsavory. Now it’s up to Sam—he’s saved Reboul’s neck before—to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hit men, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky’s “Russian diplomacy.” The dire situation doesn’t stop Sam and Elena from attending glamorous fêtes where the wines and starlets alike sparkle, and enjoying sumptuous meals—from multicourse revelations to understated delights like the first asparagus of the season, on which one must make a wish. But as Sam’s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth of Vronsky’s schemes, he realizes Reboul might not be the only one unable to enjoy the good life for long. Brimming with entertaining twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Provençal style. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2013-07-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0307791920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Once upon a time in Provence, Peter Mayle adopted a dog of uncertain origins and dubious hunting skills and gave him a name—Boy. Now he gives this canny canine a voice in an irresistible “memoir” that proves that the best vantage point for observing life may well be on all fours. As Boy recounts his progress from an overcrowded maternal bosom to unchallenged mastery of the Mayle household, he tells us why dogs are drawn to humans (“our most convenient support system”) and chickens (“that happy combination of sport and nourishment”). We share in his amorous dalliances, his run-ins with French plumbers and cats, and in the tidbits (both conversational and edible) of his owners’ dinner parties. Enhanced by fifty-nine splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren, A Dog’s Life gives us all the delights we expect from any book by Peter Mayle—pedigree prose, biting wit, and a keen nose for the fragrance of civilization—together with the insouciant wisdom of which only a dog (and probably only Peter Mayle’s dog) is capable.

A Taste for Provence

A Taste for Provence
A Book

by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2016-06-10
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 022632298X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provence today is a state of mind as much as a region of France, promising clear skies and bright sun, gentle breezes scented with lavender and wild herbs, scenery alternately bold and intricate, and delicious foods served alongside heady wines. Yet in the mid-twentieth century, a travel guide called the region a “mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land.” How, then, did Provence become a land of desire—an alluring landscape for the American holiday? In A Taste for Provence, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz digs into this question and spins a wonderfully appealing tale of how Provence became Provence. The region had previously been regarded as a backwater and known only for its Roman ruins, but in the postwar era authors, chefs, food writers, visual artists, purveyors of goods, and travel magazines crafted a new, alluring image for Provence. Soon, the travel industry learned that there were many ways to roam—and some even involved sitting still. The promise of longer stays where one cooked fresh food from storied outdoor markets became desirable as American travelers sought new tastes and unadulterated ingredients. Even as she revels in its atmospheric, cultural, and culinary attractions, Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its image today. Guiding readers through books, magazines, and cookbooks, she takes us on a tour of Provence pitched as a new Eden, and she dives into the records of a wide range of visual media—paintings, photographs, television, and film—demonstrating what fueled American enthusiasm for the region. Beginning in the 1970s, Provence—for a summer, a month, or even just a week or two—became a dream for many Americans. Even today as a road well traveled, Provence continues to enchant travelers, armchair and actual alike.

Murder in the Med

Murder in the Med
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2018-07-23
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 150407260X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of A Year in Provence, a delightful tale of foreign travel, fine dining—and international criminals . . . A wine connoisseur and globetrotter with a background in law, Sam Levitt is enjoying the good life, as usual, accompanied by the lovely Elena Morales. But now a billionaire friend has found himself on the wrong side of a Russian tycoon, and Sam—who’s saved his friend’s neck before—to negotiate with a Mafioso on his behalf. But as Sam’s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth, he realizes his friend might not be the only one in trouble, in this short story that spans from Corsica to Marseille and sparkles like a vintage champagne. Praise for the Sam Levitt Capers “Wine and food aficionados will find much to savor.” —USA Today “Totally fun.” —Booklist (starred review) “A smooth ride you’ll enjoy from beginning to end.” —The Washington Post Previously published as The Corsican Caper

The Marseille Caper

The Marseille Caper
A Book

by Peter Mayle

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307958515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling, as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the South of France. At the end of The Vintage Caper, Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure—and the threat of some very powerful enemies!—Sam thought it’d be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul—the victim of Sam’s last heist but someone who knows talent when he sees it—asks our hero to take a job in Marseille, it’s impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement . . . to say nothing of the pleasures of the region. Soon the two are enjoying the coastal sunshine and the delectable food and wine for which Marseille is known. Yet as a competition over Marseille’s valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real-estate grab, with thuggish gangsters on one side and sharklike developers on the other. Will Sam survive this caper unscathed? Will he live to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? All will be revealed—with luck, savvy, and a lot of help from Sam’s friends—in the novel’s wonderfully satisfying climax.