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Mayle, Peter

Overview
Works: 606 works in 2,487 publications in 27 languages and 57,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Detective and mystery stories  Aerial photographs  Pictorial works  Art  Television adaptations  Humor  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist, Creator, Author of introduction, Film editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6063.A8875, 823.914
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A good year by Peter Mayle( Book )

96 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,035 WorldCat member 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. Which might have been a good idea, because the wine produced there is swill. But then why, Max has to wonder, is his caretaker so anxious to acquire the land? When a beautiful young woman from California arrives with what might be a legitimate claim on the estate, and knowledge of vineyards that far outstrips Max's own, the plot begins its twists and turns into and out of truly wonderful complications and resolutions
Chasing Cézanne by Peter Mayle( Book )

87 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magazine photographer Andre Kelly stumbles onto an art scam
A dog's life by Peter Mayle( Book )

68 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,666 WorldCat member 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
Hotel Pastis : a novel of Provence by Peter Mayle( Book )

104 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,651 WorldCat member 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
Where did I come from? : the facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrations by Peter Mayle( Book )

127 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth
The vintage caper by Peter Mayle( Book )

55 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,463 WorldCat member 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
Anything considered by Peter Mayle( Book )

70 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bennett is an English expatriate living in France with a champagne taste and a beer bankroll. Happy-go-lucky and a bit roguish, he places an ad in the International Herald Tribune offering his services -- any services. He pursues a response from a wealthy Englishman named Julian Poe who has developed a means of producing truffles and is close to cornering the immensely lucrative truffle market. Bennett signs on and finds himself in Monaco, where he is able to live in a style to which he has always wished to become accustomed (including eating to his heart's content -- a Mayle trademark!). Soon the Sicilian and Corsican Mafiosi intrude and Bennett is joined by the beautiful and experienced (in all ways) Anna. Ham-fisted goons, gendarmes working at cross purposes, French village busybodies, and an order of monks dedicated to the god Bacchus all play a role in the surprising, and more than a little satisfying, denouement
The Marseille caper : [a novel] by Peter Mayle( Book )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul asks Sam Levitt to take a job in Marseille, it's impossible for Sam and Elena Morales to resist the possibility of adventure - to say nothing of the pleasures of the region. Soon the two are enjoying sunshine, wine and bouillabaisse. But as a competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an intrigue-ridden and dangerous real estate grab
French lessons : adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew by Peter Mayle( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers a culinary tour of France in search of the perfect country bistro, village market, omelette, and bottle of wine
What's happening to me? : the answers to some of the world's most embarrassing questions by Peter Mayle( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the mental and physical changes that take place during puberty
Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member 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
Acquired tastes by Peter Mayle( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous memoir describing "the spending habits of the rich," "everything the well-heeled--and those vicariously so inclined--need to know."
The Corsican caper by Peter Mayle( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The beloved author at his effervescent best: his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France-even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera's jet set. Billionaire Francis Reboul istaking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious, unscrupulous Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who's decided he'll stop at nothing to obtain Reboul's villa. And when Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky's methods quickly turn unsavory. Now, it's up to Sam-he's saved Reboul's neck before-to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hitmen, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky's "Russian diplomacy." Brimming with head-turning twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Provence style"--
The vintage caper a novel by Peter Mayle( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Roth, a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, is preparing to show off his impressive home and even more impressive wine collection. However, when the Los Angeles Times expresses interest in profiling Roth's liquid assets, several rare bottles are inexplicably purloined. Consequently, Sam Levitt, a wine connoisseur and part-time sleuth, is called to uncover the identity of the thief and soon finds himself in France, taking on an unconventional billionaire who coincidentally collects wine
Why are we getting a divorce? by Peter Mayle( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook offering "reassurance, sympathy, and sound advice on how to cope with a family that is splitting up."
Provence by Peter Mayle( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member 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
Confessions of a French baker : breadmaking secrets, tips, and recipes by Peter Mayle( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member 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
The Marseille caper a novel by Peter Mayle( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sam's last adventure in France ended, he thought it'd be a while before he went back, especially with the charms of Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul asks him to take a job in Marseille, it's impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement, to say nothing of the pleasures of the region. Yet as a competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real estate grab
Divorce can happen to the nicest people by Peter Mayle( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook offering "reassurance, sympathy, and sound advice on how to cope with a family that's splitting up."
A good year by Peter Mayle( Recording )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Skinner is not doing well in the London financial world--and when his supervisor steals his biggest client, it's time to inspect the vineyard in Provence that his uncle left him. 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. Which might have been a good idea, because the wine produced there is swill. But then why, Max has to wonder, is his caretaker so anxious to acquire the land?
 
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Chasing Cézanne
Alternative Names
Er Mei.

Mei, Er.

Mei'er, Bide.

Meils, Pīters 1939-

Peter Mayle britischer Schriftsteller

Peter Mayle britisk skribent

Peter Mayle Brits schrijver

Peter Mayle brittisk frfattare

Peter Mayle crivain britannique

Peter Mayle pisarz brytyjski

Peter Mayle scrittore inglese

Питер Мейл

Питър Мейл

מייל, פיטר

מיל, פיטר

פיטר מייל

ピーター・メイル

メイリー, ピーター

メイル, ピーター

彼得梅爾

Languages
English (654)

German (122)

French (111)

Chinese (70)

Polish (53)

Spanish (47)

Dutch (28)

Italian (23)

Czech (21)

Russian (18)

Hungarian (15)

Swedish (14)

Finnish (14)

Catalan (14)

Danish (10)

Portuguese (6)

Hebrew (5)

Serbian (3)

Japanese (2)

Croatian (2)

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Turkish (2)

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Chasing CézanneA dog's lifeHotel Pastis : a novel of ProvenceWhere did I come from? : the facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrationsThe vintage caperAnything consideredFrench lessons : adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrewWhat's happening to me? : the answers to some of the world's most embarrassing questions