Most widely held works about Peter Mayle
Most widely held works by Peter Mayle
A year in Provence by Peter Mayle ( Book )
188 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 3,044 libraries worldwide
They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provencal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by month account of the charms and frustrations that Peter Mayle and his wife -- and their two large dogs -- experience their first year in the remote country of the Luberon restoring a two-centuries-old stone farmhouse that they bought on sight. From coping in January with the first mistral, which comes howling down from the Rhone Valley and wreaks havoc with the pipes, to dealing as the months go by with the disarming promises and procrastination of the local masons and plumbers, Peter Mayle delights us with his strategies for survival. He relishes the growing camaraderie with his country neighbors -- despite the rich, soupy, often impenetrable patois that threatens to separate them. He makes friends with boar hunters and truffle hunters, a man who eats foxes, and another who bites dentists; he discovers the secrets of handicapping racing goats and of disarming vipers. And he comes to dread the onslaught of tourists who disrupt his tranquillity. In this often hilarious, seductive book Peter Mayle manages to transport us info all the earthy pleasures of Provencal life and lets us live vicariously in a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. George Lang, who was smitten suggests: "Get a glass of marc, lean back in your most comfortable chair, and spend a delicious year in Provence."
Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle ( Book )
134 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 2,507 libraries worldwide
The charms of rustic Provence, as savored by a London advertising man who moved there.
A good year by Peter Mayle ( Book )
72 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 2,289 libraries worldwide
Max Skinner is not exactly setting the London financial world on fire--and when his supervisor steals his biggest client, it's definitely time to inspect the vineyard in Provence that his recently departed uncle left him. Heartily and happily distracted upon his arrival by the landscape, the weather, and the food- not to mention the gorgeous notaire handling the estate and the stunning owner of the local bistro- Max almost forgets about his inherited property.
Encore Provence : new adventures in the south of France by Peter Mayle ( Book )
140 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,180 libraries worldwide
The author continues his celebration of Provence in a new collection of culinary delights, profiles of colorful Gallic characters, and personal observations.
Hotel Pastis : a novel of Provence by Peter Mayle ( Book )
93 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 2,179 libraries worldwide
Tired and fed up, tycoon Simon Shaw seeks refuge in Provence, where he encounters a pretty Frenchwoman who lures him into buying a little hotel that proves far more troublesome than quaint.
Chasing Cézanne by Peter Mayle ( Book )
60 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 2,166 libraries worldwide
In Paris, New York photographer Andre Kelly puts aside photography to destroy a black market in paintings. The villain is using photo shoots of art works as an occasion to substitute forgeries for the real thing, then selling the originals to Japanese and Arab collectors. By the author of Anything Considered.
A dog's life by Peter Mayle ( Book )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 2,026 libraries worldwide
All about a dog named Boy. He recounts his days as a bachelor, his contempt for hunters, his love--after a fashion--for chickens, his amorous interludes and his run-ins with plumbers and other human annoyances. By the author of Toujours Provence, with drawings by Edward Koren.
Anything considered by Peter Mayle ( Book )
48 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,867 libraries worldwide
In France, an Englishman who placed a work-wanted ad in a newspaper lands a job involving him in a war with gangsters over a secret formula for artificially cultivating truffles. A comic adventure full of information on good things to eat, with romantic interest provided by a lady sergeant from the Israeli army.
Where did I come from? : The facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrations by Peter Mayle ( Book )
30 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,845 libraries worldwide
Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth.
French lessons : adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew by Peter Mayle ( Book )
48 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 1,775 libraries worldwide
The author offers a culinary tour of France in search of the perfect country bistro, village market, omelette, and bottle of wine.
The vintage caper by Peter Mayle ( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,672 libraries worldwide
The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. After inviting the "Los Angeles Times" to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist. Enter Sam Levitt, former corporate, cultivated crime expert, and wine connoisseur, who follows his leads as he tracks down the source of a multimillion dollar wine heist--a trail that leads him to Bordeaux and its magnificent vineyards, and to Provence to meet an eccentric billionaire collector who might possibly have an interest in the stolen wines.
Acquired tastes by Peter Mayle ( Book )
35 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
A humorous memoir describing "the spending habits of the rich," "everything the well-heeled--and those vicariously so inclined--need to know."
What's happening to me? : The answers to some of the world's most embarrassing questions by Peter Mayle ( Book )
22 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
Discusses the mental and physical changes that take place during puberty.
Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle ( Book )
32 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
A sourcebook on Provence by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle in almost twenty years there has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or downright fun. In more than 170 wide-ranging entries he writes about architecture, expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the museum of the French Foreign Legion, the museum of the corkscrew, the origins of "La Marseillaise," and a bawdy folklore character named Fanny. Of course, he writes about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. The accompanying artwork includes curiosities Mayle has gathered over the years--matchbooks, drawings, century-old ads, photos, tourist brochures, maps.--From publisher description.
Why are we getting a divorce by Peter Mayle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
A handbook offering "reassurance, sympathy, and sound advice on how to cope with a family that is splitting up."
Confessions of a French baker : breadmaking secrets, tips, and recipes by Peter Mayle ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the art of French breadmaking includes sixteen recipes from the award-winning Provençal baker, Gerard Auzet, and includes tips for adapting recipes to the American kitchen.
Provence by Peter Mayle ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Aerial photographs of Provence taken from a helicopter, showing the varied landscapes of the region from the snowy Alps to the sandy beaches of Cote d'Azur.
Divorce can happen to the nicest people by Peter Mayle ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 701 libraries worldwide
A handbook offering "reassurance, sympathy, and sound advice on how to cope with a family that's splitting up."
Sweet dreams and monsters : a beginner's guide to dreams and nightmares and things that go bump under the bed by Peter Mayle ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 647 libraries worldwide
Explains what happens when we sleep, how daytime experiences can affect our dreams, and different kinds of dreams and nightmares.
As dead as a dodo by Paul Rice ( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in Japanese and English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Describes sixteen extinct animals and explores the reasons for their extinction. Also discusses presently endangered species in the context of the indifferent attitude people often have toward their environment.
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