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

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My Twenty-Five Years in Provence by Peter Mayle recounts his love of Provence, explaining how and why he and his wife, Jennie, chose to relocate to this part of France. With his trademark wit and humor, he explores the things that make this a unique region: the markets, the food, the slower pace of life, and the inhabitants themselves. Whether he is explaining how one of his books, A Good Year, was reworked into a film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe or how he acquired the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur, he pulls us in for a fascinating look at his incredible life. For those not familiar with his numerous works, which include tales about his local experiences as well as fictional writings, this small volume is an excellent place to start. This delightful book is all the more poignant with the sad passing of Mr. Mayle last January. I can think of no other author who has written with as much passion, enthusiasm, and charm about an area where most people only dream of living.


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Author Peter Mayle
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 192 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2018-Jun-26
ISBN 9780451494528
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Issue October 2018
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