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  • Published: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781101974285
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $35.00

My Twenty-five Years in Provence

Reflections on Then and Now




The final book from the beloved author of A Year in Provence: recollections from twenty-five years in France—lessons learned, culinary delights, and changes observed.

From the moment Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, they never looked back. Here the beloved author of A Year in Provence pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his life in France—the charming and indelible parade of village life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history. He celebrates the café and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals. A celebration of twenty-five years of Provençal living—of lessons learned and changes observed—with his final book Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor.

  • Published: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781101974285
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle has contributed to a wide range of publications in England, France and America, and his work has been translated into twenty-two languages. His books, many of them published by Penguin, include A Year in Provence, Toujours Provence, Hotel Pastis, A Dog's Life, Anything Considered, Chasing Cézanne and Encore Provence. A recipient of the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lived in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for more than twenty-five years. He died in January 2018.

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