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    Toujours Provence (Paperback) By (author) Peter Mayle, Illustrated by Judith Clancy

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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Toujours Provence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Mayle, Illustrated by Judith Clancy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140279344
    ISBN 10: 0140279342
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, WTM
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    Libri: PROV1593
    DC21: 944.90838092
    DC22: 944.9083802
    Thema V1.0: WTM, DNB, WTL
    Edition
    1000
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Mayle is the author of A YEAR IN PROVENCE, TOUJOURS PROVENCE and ENCORE PROVENCE as well as a number of novels.
    Review quote
    "* '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"
    Review text
    Second installment by GQ columnist Mayle of his country life in the Provencal region of southern France, following the delightful A Year in Provence (1990). Mayle, as keen and sunny an entertainer as ever, tells of French medicine, the drolleries of a French liver crisis, and the difficulties of trying to fill a prescription when an American visitor with mononucleosis needs a state-of-the-art antibiotic on Sunday. He reviews his mail, the new celebrity brought to him as the local English writer, his wife's gradual cooling toward visitors (pretty blondes make her snappish), and a signing at a Cannes bookstore during the film festival. Mayle gets much mileage out of bis wife, whose Frenchified rationality makes her head of the household; she arranges birthday picnics, social occasions - and adores stray dogs. He checks out a choir of toads that may, through electronic rechanneling, sing La Marseillaise. He attends a combined wine-tasting and fabulous country meal that leaves him stuffed and unconscious. We go with him on a secret truffle buy as he hustles two kilos of smelly contraband from the French countryside to Heathrow in London. We dig up gold napoleons in his rose garden and sweep the premises with a metal detector; sit through a knockout Pavarotti concert in a 2,000-year-old outdoor Roman amphitheater while the tenor eats dinner offstage between arias. Mayle spends an evening researching varieties of pastis, an anise and licorice aperitif, two drinks of which will twist your nose; and finds his scholarly and detached attitude smoothly numbed. Very winish, dinerish - and absolutely gustatory. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Flap copy
    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.