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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (323 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Mayle Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining 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.

He writes about subjects as diverse as architecture, expatriates, scorpions, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the origins of “La Marseillaise,” wild boars and Frenchwinds. And, of course, he writes about food and drink.

Provence A—Z is a delight for Peter Mayle’s ever-growing audience and these unabridged selections are the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deb Holden | 2/3/2014

    " I started to listen to the audio and decided I really needed to see the French words in print so I am also getting a print copy to follow along. Not worth the time to read unless you are going to Provence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Muriel Hammond-teusink | 1/27/2014

    " Great book! Almost an encyclopedia about Provence! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Phil | 1/19/2014

    " Too much trivia - a series of essentially short encyclopedia entries about everything Provence. Maybe good bathroom reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandra | 1/5/2014

    " Whether you have been to Provence,are going to Provence, always have wanted to go to Provence, or all of the previous mentioned, this book is for you. Mayle leads the reader through an alphabetical assortment of Provencal characters, foods, and traditions with great humor and personal insights. I love Mayle's writings about this area because he has the knack of inserting French phrases amidst the English, and even though I don't know French well the meaning of the word or phrase makes perfect sense. I noticed that the audio edition has him reading the book; I would imagine his interpretations would make the content even more enjoyable. I may never get to explore Provence, but I think Mayle's books have been the next-best thing. "

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