- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 47 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Books on Tape
- Audible.com Release Date: October 19, 2006
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000K7KJLS
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This was not a fantasy of a late-life invalid. Of course I'd write. Probably about Provence. And then I remembered: Peter Mayle has already been there, done that. Indeed, he owns the franchise on Provence.
I would be annoyed by Mayle's dominance, but the thing is, I know him ever so slightly and he just might be the most pleasant guy on the planet. Opens the good wine for guests. Laughs at your jokes, etc. And is so not a greasy careerist, eager to sell out a beautiful patch of France for a bag of Euros. Listen to Mayle tell the story of his success:
I was doing some work for GQ magazine and I had a little bit put aside. We sold our house in England. But I had an idea for a novel that I had sold to a publisher in England. I was going to go out to Provence, lock myself away and whack out this novel and financial things would be more comfortable. I got there and was so distracted by what was going on that I didn't do anything on the novel. My literary agent kept ringing me up and asking to see pages and I eventually sent him some pages on why I couldn't start the novel. He took them to the publisher and said this actually is a much better idea than the novel and the publisher agree. "If he can do another 250 pages like this we've got something." They gave me a "modest advance" -- so modest in fact that it was self-effacing.Read more ›
Mayle lived in Provence for over 20 years and wrote many delightful and engaging books about the people, places and passions of the locals. In "A Year in Provence", "Toujours Provence" and several others, he describes how he and his wife struggle to get comfortable with their status as "permanent tourists". "Provence A-Z" is a great way to see Provence through the eyes of a keen observer and excellent writer.
~The Rebecca Review
Once I spent a weekend in Provence
An easy read and quite informative.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used it as a guidebook when I was in Provence last week. It helped considerably.I felt like I was walking in Mr. Mayle's shoes.Published 13 months ago by Diane Miller
This is a great introduction to "all things Provence". Read before you go.Published 16 months ago by John Dickhout
I am excited about my trip to the Provence Region in April of this year! Peter Mayle is an expert on Provence.Published 18 months ago by Marie P.
I purchased this for my wife. First off, the book arrived in very good condition, as promised. Almost new, and far better than most used books we've examined. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by Nathan Z.
Peter Mayle writes his Provencial tales in such a way that one feels as if they are there, in the cafe, surrounded by the characters and geography of this wonderful part of the... Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Silas Marner
I really enjoy Peter Mayle's non-ficiton writing. And, this audio book is no exception. Peter Mayle's is funny, informative and his love of the time he spent in Provence shines... Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Meryl Osse
As is usual for a Peter Mayle book, this one was funny and informative. I read this one while in Provence and used some of the info to enrich my experience.Published on October 4, 2013 by Libbit