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A Year in Provence

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  • Posted January 22, 2010

    Not for me

    Our book club is reading this book. To be honest, I cannot get past the third chapter. I find it so very boring. I don't know where the author is going. Kind of like reading someone's journal. May be interesting to that person, but not to everyone. Maybe after our book club discusses it I will be able to finish the book.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

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    Ho Hum

    This book looked enticing, but fell short. Mayle gave lots of information about Provence in terms of its people and landscape, but he failed to go beyond that to really sell his adventures in becoming a resident of the area. Many of the situations could have better reflected the humor, frustration, and other emotions that Mayle and his wife must have felt. He rarely brought his wife or dogs into the story even though they were undoubtedly present throughout year. I had hoped for more. It is unlikely that I will reach for another offering from Peter Mayle. He just isn't the kind of storyteller I enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    Quick, fun read

    Very entertaining! Great gift for someone who loves food and wine. Good insight into the French culture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2009

    Great reading!

    Entertaining! Great insight into how the French think and live, and their values!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2008

    Loved it.

    A wonderful read! Charming and funny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2005

    send me to provence now!

    a throughly enjoyable read. keeps you pining for more. i will definitely read more of mayle's stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    Classic Mediterranean Travel Narrative!

    Peter Mayle's breakthrough book remains the classic Mediterranean travel narrative. An elegant and extremely witty writer, Mayle set the standard for travel writers of the 1990s, and he's difficult to equal to the present day. Reading and re-reading 'A Year in Provence' is like coming home again and again to a faithful friend. The next best thing to actual travel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2005

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy

    an amusing, entertaining year in Provence. Peter Mayle delivers his wit and humor so wonderfully in his writing...it makes every book I read of his hard to put down! Get a copy of this one and you'll see what I mean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    A treat

    I read this during my commute each day and found it to be a lovely respite during my transition. Most enjoyable.

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