Toujours Provence
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Toujours Provence

By (author) Peter Mayle , Illustrated by Judith Clancy

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This is a second enjoyable helping of rural life in France from the author of "A Year in Provence". Skulking through customs with a suitcase full of truffles, toads singing the Marseillaise, taking pastis lessons and finding gold at the bottom of the garden - you might think there is little time left for pleasures of the table. "Toujours Provence" proves that while you might not be able to get away from it all, you can have fun trying.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • 28 Jun 2001
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0140279342
  • 9780140279344
  • 55,527

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Author Information

Peter Mayle is the author of A YEAR IN PROVENCE, TOUJOURS PROVENCE and ENCORE PROVENCE as well as a number of novels.

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"* 'Peter Mayle's idyllic portrait makes you almost taste the wonderful food and wine, feel the sun and balmy breezes Sunday Express * 'Anyone with any feel for the land and the people who lead their lives close to it will be enchanted' Yorkshire Evening Post * 'Splendidly amusing... filled with things which will help you to understand, at least in part, the glory of this wonderful place' Dirk Bogarde"

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The sequel to the highly successful A Year in Provence includes tales of truffle-hunting Vietnamese pigs, the inebriates' history of pastis and gourmet competitions, all jostling for prominence. But despite the continuing affection and humour in these views of Provence through the eyes of a middle-aged Englishman, there is something slightly laboured about this offering, and it lacks the spontaneous sparkle of its predecessor. (Kirkus UK)

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Peter Mayle offers us another funny and beautiful book about life in Provence. Here is a heart-warming portrait of a place where, if you can't quite "get away from it all," you can surely have the best of times trying. "From the Trade Paperback edition.

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