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A Year In Provence by  Peter.   Drawings by Judith Clancy Mayle - Paperback - First  Edition - 1991 - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: B558)

A Year In Provence

A Year In Provence by  Peter.   Drawings by Judith Clancy Mayle - Paperback - First  Edition - 1991 - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: B558)

A Year In Provence

by Mayle, Peter. Drawings by Judith Clancy

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0679731148
ISBN 13
9780679731146
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New York: Vintage Books, 1991. Fourth Printing. Title page and chapter headings illustrated by drawings of Judith Clancy. 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 Luberon with his wife and two large dogs. A Year In Provence transports us into all the earthly pleasures of Provencal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. This book won the British Book Awards 'Best Travel Book of the Year', in 1989. The cover illustration is by Ruth Marten. A lovely bright book with a 'new' look and feel. A very nice copy!. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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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 Luberon with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhone 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 Provencal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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On Dec 17 2010, feeney said:
Are you shivering in your shoes this December? Well, don't go to southern France, Provence in December expecting to get warm. It is cold there too. Author Peter Mayle describes Provence as being a cold country with lots of sunshine. Lots of mistrals, too: the terrifying winds verging on hurricanes that can leave you housebound for days. Month after month, from January through December, author Peter Mayle, in A YEAR IN PROVENCE, relives the first year that he and his wife spent in an old farmhouse. They coped. They renovated. They hired temperamental workmen. They learned to discriminate among olive oils, wines, breads and the region's many restaurants. Carefully underwritten is A YEAR IN PROVENCE. A masterpiece in its unique way of understated story telling. And it makes you want to experience Provence, as my wife and I did last September. *** "Understated" is not the word I would pick to describe the film/dvd of the same name based on the book and sequels. The book makes Provence magical. The movie clumsily showcases Provence as human but, as humans frequently are, as dull, self-absorbed and egotistical. Do not make my mistake of seeing the sub-par film before reading the superb book. I almost chose to skip A YEAR IN PROVENCE, the book. Thank the good Lord I did not. Enjoy! -OOO-

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Gilt Edge Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
B558
Title
A Year In Provence
Author
Mayle, Peter. Drawings by Judith Clancy
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0679731148
ISBN 13
9780679731146
Publisher
Vintage Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1991
Keywords
Provence (France)- Social Life and Customs Judith Clancy-Illustrator
Bookseller catalogs
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