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A Year in Provence (Vintage Departures) (Paperback)

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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'ron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhne 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 Provenal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of fifteen books, nine of them novels, including the beloved bestseller A Year in Provence. A recipient of the L'gion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lived in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for more than twenty-five years. Mayle died in 2018.

Praise For…

"Delightful." —The Washington Post


"Get a glass of marc, lean back in your most comfortable chair, and spend a delicious year in Provence." —George Lang


"Engaging, funny and richly appreciative." —The New York Times Book Review


"Stylish, witty, delightfully readable." —The Sunday Times (London)


"Fascinating." —Christian Science Monitor


"I really loved this book." —Julia Child

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679731146
ISBN-10: 0679731148
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: June 4th, 1991
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Vintage Departures