Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780679736042, 256pp.
Publication Date: June 2, 1992
Taking up where his beloved A Year in Provence leaves off, Peter Mayle offers us another funny, beautifully (and deliciously) evocative book about life in Provence. With tales only one who lives there could know of finding gold coins while digging in the garden, of indulging in sumptuous feasts at truck stops and with characters introduced with great affection and wit the gendarme fallen from grace, the summer visitors ever trying the patience of even the most genial Provencaux, the straightforward dog "Boy" Toujours Provence is a heart-warming portrait of a place where, if you can't quite "get away from it all," you can surely have a very good time trying.
"Light and loving . . . a welcoming, happy book." —San Francisco Chronicle"Like returning to a country inn, where you know the owner, where they save your favorite room for you, and the bartender remembers what you drink. . . . Provence has been fortunate in its laureates." —The New York Times Book Review"Peter Mayle [is] something of a wonder . . . chronicling the scene around him in irresistible prose . . . the joys of a bountiful climate, brilliant sun and a splendid cuisine." —Time