Provence A-Z (CD-Audio)
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Short Description for Provence A-Z Tells about the places, people and food of Provence. Featuring over 200 entries, from 'Accent' to 'Zola', this title discusses subjects such as architecture, expats, lavender and linguistic oddities - and food and drink: truffles, olives, bouillabaisse and the cheese that killed a Roman emperor.
- Published: 03 March 2008
- Format: CD-Audio
- ISBN 13: 9781405688802 ISBN 10: 1405688807
- Sales rank: 687,001
Full description for Provence A-Z
This is an exclusive unabridged audio edition of Peter Mayle's hugely popular book about the places, people and food of Provence. Peter Mayle's "Provence" books have been bestsellers ever since "A Year in Provence" was first published in 1989. His delightful stories about life in this beautiful locality enchanted millions of readers with their wit and wry observation. "Provence A-Z" is a treasure trove of fascinating facts and insights. In this anecdotal encyclopedia of more than 200 entries, from 'Accent' to 'Zola', Mayle writes about those aspects of Provence that he finds the most interesting, amusing or bizarre. He discusses subjects as diverse as architecture, expats, lavender and linguistic oddities - and, of course, food and drink: truffles, olives, bouillabaisse and the cheese that killed a Roman emperor. In an eclectic, immensely entertaining selection ranging from the museum of the corkscrew to a recipe for tapenade, Mayle provides an indispensable guide to the region he loves and has made his own. Read by award-winning actor and narrator Andrew Sachs, of "Fawlty Towers" fame, this CD box set brims with Mayle's trademark humour and affection, and is bound to appeal to all his fans as well as to anyone who loves the unique atmosphere of the south of France. 'Peter Mayle is something of a wonder...chronicling in irresistible prose, the joys of a bountiful climate, brilliant sun and a splendid cuisine' - "Time". 'Easy to dip in and out of, this is an ideal book for car journeys' - "FT Magazine".