In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the LubEron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the RhOne Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of ProvenCal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.
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.
Judith Clancy has lived in Kyoto since 1970, and her interest in the traditions of the ancient capital has led her to study and write about traditional music, the tea ceremony, and Ikebana. While acting as the guide and interpreter for various groups, she established ties with many dedicated traditional artists and teachers.
"Delightful." —The Washington Post
"Get a glass of marc, lean back in your most comfortable chair, and spend a delicious year in Provence." —George Lang
"Engaging, funny and richly appreciative." —The New York Times Book Review
"Stylish, witty, delightfully readable." —The Sunday Times (London)
"Fascinating." —Christian Science Monitor
"I really loved this book." —Julia Child