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Toujours Provence (2 Cassettes)
     

Toujours Provence (2 Cassettes)

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by Peter Mayle
 

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With Toujours Provence, Peter Mayle continues where his enormously successful A Year in Provence left off. In this funny, savory, irresistible program, Mayle delights us with tales of life in Provence, including finding gold at the bottom of his garden and attending a Pavarotti concert under the stars. He also explores the joys and sometime hazards of

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With Toujours Provence, Peter Mayle continues where his enormously successful A Year in Provence left off. In this funny, savory, irresistible program, Mayle delights us with tales of life in Provence, including finding gold at the bottom of his garden and attending a Pavarotti concert under the stars. He also explores the joys and sometime hazards of wining and dining in France, and introduces us to some truly unique characters - including a wary truffle hunter, a gourmet in a tracksuit, and the wise and crafty Massot, the man from whom Provence holds no secrets.

The life that Peter Mayle portrays is a far cry from the quiet, uneventful existence suggested by picturesque postcards of the southern coast of France. And in his portrayal he proves the adage that, while you may not be able to escape from it all - you sure can have fun trying.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Like a good host, [Mr. Mayle] entertains us with course after course of comic characters."

- The New York Times Book Review, on A Year in Provence

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
British author Mayle shares his adventures in France's Midi in an enchanting book that stayed on PW 's hardcover bestseller list for 19 weeks. His new book, Acquired Tastes , will be published by Bantam in May. (June)
Library Journal
For fans of his A Year in Provence ( LJ 4/1/90; ``Best Books of 1990,'' LJ 1/91), Mayle is back with more amusing tales of ``la vie en rose'' in the south of France. Writing with affectionate humor, he recounts such adventures as sneaking through British customs with a suitcase full of expensive truffles and digging for gold coins in his backyard with his wily and greedy neighbor. He encounters truly French eccentrics like Regis, the athlete gourmet who wears a track suit to enjoy his meals, and the ambitious Monsieur Salques, the choirmaster of the singing toads of St. Panteleon who plans to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution with an amphibian rendition of the ``Marseillaise.'' Describing a memorable 50th-birthday picnic that ends in a sudden rainstorm, Mayle conjures up hilarious images in vivid prose: ``Showing through a pair of once-white, once-opaque trousers, red-lettered knickers wished us all Merry Xmas.'' Recommended for all travel collections.-- Wilda Williams, ``Library Journal''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559271837
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Author Peter Mayle spent fifteen years in the advertising business before escaping Madison Avenue in 1975 to write books. His work has been translated into seventeen languages, and he has contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines. A Year in Provence won the British Book Awards' "Best Travel Book of the Year." He and his wife live in Provence.

 

Patrick Macnee was born in 1922 in London, England. He first appeared on stage and made his film debut as an extra in Pygmalion. After World War II, he resumed his stage and film career, with bit parts such as Young Jacob Marley in Scrooge. The role that brought him worldwide fame and popularity was the part of John Steed, in the classic British television series The Avengers. During the 1980s and 1990s, he became a familiar face on American television in such series as Gavilan, Empire, Thunder in Paradise and Night Man. Patrick has recorded a number of audiobooks including eight of Jack Higgins' thrillers and Peter Mayle's Toujours Provence.

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Toujours Provence (2 Cassettes) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlottes-son More than 1 year ago
I read both with equal gusto, Encore Provence and now this one. Or was it the other way round. Charmingly written. I have traveled in this part of France for many years and loved the revisit through his eyes.
contradictionofsorts More than 1 year ago
Toujour Provence is very much similar to A Year in Provence but with new random tales of life in Southern France. It's the same delightful read, just as the first, peppered with good-humor and open-minded observations, all thoroughly described with a level of upper intermediate to lower advance level of reading. There are books that deceives the reader with 300+ pages of wordage, only to find oneself disappointed in how unbelievably easy and grade-school the story is approached and written. Not so with Peter Mayle. Then there are books that drone on and on, over-descriptive, over-wordy, takes too long to get to the point. Not so with Peter Mayle. You will be satisfied with the manner and level of how this book is written.*
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book funny and charming, especially the chapters that had any dining experiences.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The follow-up to A Year in Provence provides additional insight to the relaxing way of life in the south of France. My favorite chapter is Boy, with the best description of an addition to the family I have ever seen.