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    DescriptionThe 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 rose," 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.


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    Title
    Provence A-Z
    Subtitle
    A Francophile's Essential Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Mayle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400095698
    ISBN 10: 1400095697
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    LC classification: PN
    Abridged Dewey: 817
    B&T General Subject: 460
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    DC21: 944.9
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13620
    DC22: 944.9
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    B&T Approval Code: P25105970
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    02 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Mayle worked in advertising until he decided to live where he most longed to, Provence, and try his hand at writing. With the success of his first book describing his new life, "A Year in Provence, "his life took a notable turn for the better. This is his eleventh book including five novels. Recently, he received the Legion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions. He has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for 18 years now. "A Good Year, "Ridley Scott's film starring Russell Crowe based on Peter's novel of the same name, was out in 2006.
    Review quote
    "Mayle's affection for lavender fields and languid lunched continues unabated-and so does his influence." --"USA Today" "Mayle's magpie dictionary yields amusing facts . . . and useful information. . . . You'll soon succumb to his road-tested charm." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Whether he's smacking his lips in gustatory contentment or mock exasperation, Mayle's affection runneth over. . . . If there is anything charmless or depressing in all of Provence, its secret is safe with him." --"The Boston Globe" "After nearly two decades of writing about the character and the characters of Provence, Mayle's love for this rich and colorful region is undiminished." --"The Christian Science Monitor"