The Resource A year in Provence, Peter Mayle ; illustrations by Judith Clancy

A year in Provence, Peter Mayle ; illustrations by Judith Clancy

Label
A year in Provence
Title
A year in Provence
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mayle ; illustrations by Judith Clancy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provencal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by month account of the charms and frustrations that Peter Mayle and his wife -- and their two large dogs -- experience their first year in the remote country of the Luberon restoring a two-centuries-old stone farmhouse that they bought on sight. From coping in January with the first mistral, which comes howling down from the Rhone Valley and wreaks havoc with the pipes, to dealing as the months go by with the disarming promises and procrastination of the local masons and plumbers, Peter Mayle delights us with his strategies for survival. He relishes the growing camaraderie with his country neighbors -- despite the rich, soupy, often impenetrable patois that threatens to separate them. He makes friends with boar hunters and truffle hunters, a man who eats foxes, and another who bites dentists; he discovers the secrets of handicapping racing goats and of disarming vipers. And he comes to dread the onslaught of tourists who disrupt his tranquillity. In this often hilarious, seductive book Peter Mayle manages to transport us info all the earthy pleasures of Provencal life and lets us live vicariously in a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. George Lang, who was smitten suggests: "Get a glass of marc, lean back in your most comfortable chair, and spend a delicious year in Provence."
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayle, Peter
Dewey number
944/.920838
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC611.P961
LC item number
M38 1991
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clancy, Judith
Series statement
Vintage departures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayle, Peter
  • Provence (France)
Label
A year in Provence, Peter Mayle ; illustrations by Judith Clancy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, ©1990
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm22661996
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780679731146
Lccn
90050623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)22661996
Label
A year in Provence, Peter Mayle ; illustrations by Judith Clancy
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, ©1990
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm22661996
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780679731146
Lccn
90050623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)22661996

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