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  • Published: 1 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140296037
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

A Year In Provence


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Enjoy an irresistible feast of humour and discover the joys of French rural living with Peter Mayle's bestselling, much-loved account of 'A Year In Provence'.
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.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140296037
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle has contributed to a wide range of publications in England, France and America, and his work has been translated into twenty-two languages. His books, many of them published by Penguin, include A Year in Provence, Toujours Provence, Hotel Pastis, A Dog's Life, Anything Considered, Chasing Cézanne and Encore Provence. A recipient of the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lived in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for more than twenty-five years. He died in January 2018.

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