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A Year in Provence

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Set in  Provence, France
Originally published  1989
3.9/5 Goodreads

Language  English
ISBN  978-0-679-73114-6
Author  Peter Mayle
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Genres  Sociology, Biography, Travel, Autobiography
Similar  Works by Peter Mayle, Travel books, France books

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A Year in Provence is a 1989 best-selling memoir by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs. It was adapted into a television mini-series starring John Thaw and Lindsay Duncan. Reviewers praised the book's honest style, wit and its refreshing humour. The book was turned into an equally popular radio version.

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Plot

Peter Mayle and his wife move to Provence, and are soon met with unexpectedly fierce weather, underground truffle dealers and unruly workers, who work around their normalement schedule. Meals in Proven├žal restaurants and work on the Mayles' house, garden and vineyard are features of the book, whose chapters follow the months of the year.

Mini-series

In 1993, the BBC produced a television mini-series based on the book, starring Lindsay Duncan and John Thaw, with appearances from Alfred Molina and James Fleet amongst others. Unlike the book, the miniseries was not well received by critics; A Year in Provence was later placed at number ten on a Radio Times list of the worst television programs ever made with the writer, John Naughton, describing it as the ""smugathon" series A Year In Provence " and stated it "achieved the near impossible - creating a John Thaw vehicle nobody liked".

References

A Year in Provence Wikipedia


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