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A Year In Provence

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter Mayle

Narrated By: Peter Mayle

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: November 2004

Duration: 2 hours 54 minutes


More than 40,000 listeners have enjoyed this story on cassette. Now anyone who's ever dreamed of getting away from it all can enjoy the charms and challenges of A Year in Provence on CD!
Peter Mayle and his wife had been to Provence as tourists. They had dreamed of one day trading the long, gray winters and damp summers of England for the blue skies and sunshine of the coast of southern France. And then they made it happen.
They moved into an old farmhouse at the foot of the Luberon mountains and embarked on a wonderful, if at times bewildering, new life. Among their experiences that first year: being inundated with builders and visitors, grappling with the native accent, taking part in goat races and supervising the planting of a new vineyard.
Peter Mayle personally recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Proven├žal life--sharing in a way no one else can, the unique and endearing culture that is Provence.
A Year in Provence was a New York Times bestseller for three years and won the British Book Awards' 'Best Travel Book of the Year.'


  • Dan D

    Outstanding. Ready to go back...made me feel like I was there the whole time

  • Suzanne Wolf

    This book was light and amusing. I highly recommend it if you enjoy good food and envision what it's like to live in Provence.

  • Anonymous

    This was a fun book! Short and funny. If you love food, you will especially love hearing all the stories.