Provence in Ten Easy Lessons: From Provence A-Z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook

Provence in Ten Easy Lessons: From Provence A-Z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook

by Peter Mayle

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804172202
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 208,076
File size: 2 MB

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 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. Mayle died in 2018.

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Provence in Ten Easy Lessons: From Provence A-Z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An abbreviated tour of Provence, and I imagine applicable to many locales throughout Europe - Spain, Portugal, Italy. An intimate view of life far from the crowded "must see" tourist destinations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excerpts from a complete work. May seem like a value till you realize you only bought a chapter.
BethA1 More than 1 year ago
If you have not yet discovered the joys of Peter Mayle's books, this is a short but sweet way to sample the author at his best. For dedicated fans, another offering in typical hysterical-but-understated Mayle style. I can never get enough of his books, and unrealistically wish he could write 10 new books every year!! Thanks again Peter. You're the best. : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no better read than Peter Mayle's books about France. As the daughter of a French woman, I still get great laughs from the joke he told in "A Year in Provence." I really liked this book and can't wait for the next one!