This book is a collection of two travel memoirs by author Peter Mayle. The first, “A Year in Provence,” tells the story of his move from England to France with his wife and their attempts to adjust to life in rural Provence. The second, “Toujours Provence,” continues the chronicle and details their adventures as they explore all that the region has to offer. Both books are filled with charming anecdotes about local culture, food, wine, and quirky characters. They provide an entertaining overview of life in one of Europe’s most picturesque corners.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who enjoys travel memoirs, and wants to learn more about French culture and lifestyle.
- The author’s charming writing style makes for an enjoyable read
- The memoirs provide a detailed look at life in rural Provence
- They offer interesting insights into French culture and customs
- It may be too detailed for some readers.
- It’s not a new book, so it might be hard to find in stores.
- Some of the humor may not translate well to other cultures.
Learn more about the author
Peter Mayle is a British author who specializes in travel memoirs. After retiring from publishing, he moved to France and spent several years living in the south of the country. This experience inspired his first book, “A Year in Provence,” which was published in 1989 and became an international bestseller. He has since written several other books about life in France, as well as a series of detective novels set there.
“Peter Mayle has an extraordinary knack for making the French way of life come alive, whether he is describing a village so small that it merits no more than a footnote on most maps or recounting his own attempts to adjust to living in France. Each page brims with humor and revealing detail.”
“If you’re looking for armchair travel reading that will make you long to jump on a plane and head to the south of France, this is your book.”
“A Year in Provence”
“One of the funniest, most charming books I’ve ever read.”