A Year in Provence PDF/EPUB ✓ in Provence


  • Paperback
  • 207 pages
  • A Year in Provence
  • Peter Mayle
  • English
  • 23 May 2017
  • 0679731148

10 thoughts on “A Year in Provence

  1. Jen Jen says:

    Hmmmokay I learned that 1 With enough money you can relocate to Provence and buy a 200 year old farmhouse with mossy swimming pool, problematic pipes, and a wine cave backing up to the Luberon mountains Wait, it gets worse 2 Once you do this everyone who has ever vaguely heard your name and Provence together in the same sentence will attempt to visit whilst you are having a hell of a time fixing the charming antiquated house and bicycling into town Hard times.3 Tragedy strikes Everythi Hmmmokay I learned that 1 With enough money you can relocate to Provence and buy a 200 year old farmhouse with mossy swimming pool, problematic pipes, and a wine cave backing up to the Luberon mountains Wait, it gets worse 2 Once you do this everyone who has ever vaguely heard your name and Provence together in the same sentence will attempt to visit whilst you are having a hell of a time fixing the charming antiquated house and bicycling into town Hard times.3 Tragedy strikes Everything in Provence moves at a slower pace including uninvited house guest departures and the guys you hired to remodel your soon to be awesome Provencal place You are to be pitied, poor thing, having been forced to s...


  2. Noel Noel says:

    I read a couple of reviews on goodreads for this book and had to laugh at some of those who felt the book was whiney and written by a rich guy who could afford a super farmhouse with a pool no less One review said that Mayle went back to England to live Well those reviews smack of small minded jealousy Right now a farmhouse in France can be bought for as little as US 250,000.00 back in 1989 before this became trendy, property values were evenreasonable, especially coming from England I read a couple of reviews on goodreads for this book and had to laugh at some of those who felt the book was whiney and written by a rich guy who could afford a super farmhouse with a pool no less One review said that Mayle went back to England to live Well those reviews smack of small minded jealousy Right now a farmhouse in France can be bought for as little as US 250,000.00 back in 1989 before this became trendy, property values were evenreasonable, especially coming from England where everything was is expensive It was kind of like selling your million dollar house in San Francisco and moving to Iowa you could buy the entire town for the price of your modest house in California I don t think Mayle whined about the repairs to his house in fact, he took it lightly and with a clear dose of patience and humor Kudos to the Mayles to manage their money well enough to be able to enjoy the lifestyle which I d...


  3. Margitte Margitte says:

    The next best thing to living in France, is to read this book Loved it It is the first book in this genre which provided a complete picture of life in a rural French town by two Brits moving there.


  4. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    Chiens de chasse are too specialised to be bought and sold across a counter, and we were told that no serious hunter would consider buying a pup without first meeting both parents Judging by some of the hunting dogs we had seen, we could imagine that finding the father might have been difficult, but among all the hybrid curiosities there were threeor less identifiable types the liver coloured approximation of a large spaniel, the stretched beagle, and the tall, rail thin hound with the Chiens de chasse are too specialised to be bought and sold across a counter, ...


  5. Leftbanker Leftbanker says:

    It s sad to think that there are probably dozens of great books about people who have moved to France that were rejected by publishers so they could take this book, which is completely devoid of insights, and shove it down our throats The book has a wonderful premise in which a British guy and his wife move to the south of France and begin a new life I think most people who read this book didn t need muchthan that It is mostly the tedious description of the work he does on an old house It s sad to think that there are probably dozens of great books about people who have moved to France that were rejected by publishers so they could take this book, which is completely devoid of insights, and shove it down our throats The book has a wonderful premise in which a British guy and his wife move to the south of France and begin a new life I think most people who read this book didn t need muchthan that It is mostly the tedious description of the work he does on an old house and has little to do with France I can t recall a single entertaining passage in the entire book.I give almost everything here five stars I m not a book critic but there are certain extremely popular books that just need to be eviscerated Please explain to me why this book was popular After I finished reading this I didn t think th...


  6. Lisa A Lisa A says:

    Coming across A Year in Provence while searching for books through the library, was one of those serendipitous events that I can only chalk up to literary karma The book was available, somehow I came across it while searching for another unrelated topic, the cover looked inviting and it was relatively short in length C est magnifique It was a book match made in heaven, especially since I needed something to pull me out of a prolonged reading slump.Although published over 25 years ago, it stil Coming across A Year in Provence while searchi...


  7. David David says:

    I ve read quite a few negative reviews of this book, many of them focusing on the author s presumption in being able to afford a home in Provence and the reviewers consequent inability to relate to him Others see it as trite and not at all what they were expecting Well, balderdash I found this to be a very entertaining account of the first year in a new home and a new country, with all the explorations, discoveries, disappointments, triumphs and failures that go along with it Would it b I ve read quite a few negative reviews of this book, many of them focusing on the author s presumption in being able to afford a home in Provence and the reviewers consequent inability to relate to him Others see it as trite and not at all what they were expecting Well, b...


  8. Dave Dave says:

    This is a fun book that is literally about the first year Mayle spent in his new home in Provence The chapters are divided into months, so a reader gets to enjoy with Mayle the seasonal changes of this beautiful region of France Mayle understands the importance of gastronomy to the French and his food descriptions are a well written part of his story Mayle mentions in passing, in an almost disparaging way, people of affluence buying up property in Southern France This perspective was interes This is a fun book that is literally about the first year Mayle spent in his new home in Provence The chapters are divided into months, so a reader gets to enjoy with Mayle the seasonal changes of this beautiful region of France Mayle understands the importance of gastronomy to the French and his food descriptions are a well written part of his story Mayle mentions in passing, in an almost disparaging way, peop...


  9. Hannah Hannah says:

    4 Stars Fantastic book, would absolutely recommend it.There s really nothing I don t like about this book It s short, easy to read, and such fun Peter Mayle, the author, writes in a charming book that, in my opinion makes the people of Provence endearing As an American, we often hear or rather we re aware of the stereotype how stuck up, abrasive the French are Albeit, I have met many a French person in my day and luckily I have never had this stereotype confirmed Sure, they re mannerism 4 Stars Fantastic book, would absolutely recommend it.There s really nothing I don t like about this book It s short, easy to read, and such fun Peter Mayle, the author, writes in a charming book that, in my opinion makes the people of Provence endearing As an American, we often hear or rather we re aware of the stereotype how stuck up, abrasive the French are Albeit, I have met many a French person in my day and luckily I have never had this stereotype confirmed Sure, they re mannerisms are different but isn t that to be expected Anyway, I digress.I enjoyed this book evenbecause it was relatable I spent a significant amount of time living in a village, welllike a town, in the north of Moldova Of course a former Soviet, Eastern European country is quite different than France but I was struck by how many similarities there are For instance, the struggles the author and his wife faced during construction on their house , ...


  10. Kara Kara says:

    A Year in Provence is not lesfic, nor is it a new book Thirty years ago it kicked off a new type of travel book that showed the reader what it would be like to live in an area, not just visit it.Honestly, I expected muchfrom the book The first half or two thirds showed that rich Englishmen and their wives were very condescending toward the rural...


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