Provence A-Z

A Francophile's Essential Handbook

By Peter Mayle
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400095698, 286pp.)

Publication Date: December 2, 2008

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Description

The ultimate “dictionary” for lovers of Provence: Peter Mayle's personal selection of the foods, customs and words he finds most fascinating, curious, delicious, or just plain fun.

Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. In more than 170 entries, Peter Mayle—bestselling author of A Year in Provence—writes about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin). And, of course, he writes about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion.

Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle's ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France.




About the Author
Peter Mayle is a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and include "Toujours Provence", "Hotel Pastis", "A Dog s Life", and "Chasing Cezanne". "A Year in Provence" won the British Book Awards Best Travel Book of the Year. A recipient of the Legion of Honor from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lives in Provence, France, with his wife.
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