A Year in Provence
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Apparently he starred with Lindsay Duncan in a BBC TV series based on this book, which was filmed entirely on location in Provence, with a superb cast of British and French actors.
"The hilarious account of Peter Mayle's escape from the grey skies of London to an infinitely more appealing life in Provence has attracted a vast audience. Peter Mayle proves himself the ultimate host in this guided tour of the pleasures and pitfalls awaiting the English abroad. From the organized destruction waged by a stream of builders to a continuous flow of curious guests, this novel tells the truth about the good life "a la provençale"."
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It's a quick read, one chapter for each month of the year. Though I've read other books about people fixing up/renovating old houses in France, with its attendant chaos and not-always-reliable workers, I especially liked Mayle's writing style so it was a pleasure to read. From the chilly, damp winter through the hot summer to the grape harvest in fall and then on to Christmas, it was a nice journey through the year. I now hope to read his two (or more?) sequels.
My one gripe was that his wife is barely mentioned at all, especially by name. I thought that was odd.
Thanks for sharing this, bookworm-lady!
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Released for Keep Them Moving Challenge hosted by booklady331.
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Released for 2018 Asian Zodiac-Year of the Dog Challenge hosted by hyphen8.
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