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Encore Provence

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ENCORE PROVENCE continues the account of an Englishman's life abroad. Among other curiosities, explore a school for noses in Haute Provence, the mysterious death of an oversexed butcher, the quest for the finest bouillabaisse and an assortment of the characters who lie in wait in bars and on boules courts. And, of course, the essential importance of lunch. BON APPETIT!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 180g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • line drawings
  • 014024266X
  • 9780140242669
  • 66,802

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In his most delightful foray into the wonders of Proven&#231al life, Peter Mayle returns to France and puts behind him cholesterol worries, shopping by phone, California wines, and other concerns that plagued him after too much time away. In Encore Provence, Mayle gives us a glimpse into the secrets of the truffle trade, a "parfumerie lesson on the delicacies of scent, an exploration of the genetic effects of 2,000 years of foie gras, and a small-town murder mystery that reads like the best fiction. Here, too, are Mayle's latest tips on where to find the best honey, cheese, or "chambre d'hite the region has to offer. Lyric, insightful, sparkling with detail, Encore Provence brings us a land where the smell of thyme in the fields or the glory of a leisurely lunch is no less than inspiring.show more

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"[Peter Mayle] is something of a wonder. . .chronicling the scene around him in irresistible prose, the joys of a bountiful climate, brilliant sun, and a splendid cuisine." --"Time" "Grab a Pastis and settle in for a scintillating rendezvous. Mayle's insights have never been more thoughtful." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Delightful, amusing, and appealing." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Mayle's prose is, as ever, as pure and welcoming as a glass of the house wine at a Provencal cafe." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer"show more

About Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle's work has been translated into twenty two languages. His previous books include A YEAR IN PROVENCE, TOUJOURS PROVENCE and his recent novels ANYTHING CONSIDERED and CHASING CEZANNE, available in Penguin.show more

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