Provence A-Z

By: Peter Mayle

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An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining sourcebook on Provence by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle in almost twenty years there has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun. In more than 170 entries he writes about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin), as diverse as expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the museum of the French Foreign Legion, the museum of the corkscrew, the origins of ?La Marseillaise,? and a bawdy folklore character named Fanny. And, of course, he writes about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. The wonderful accompanying artwork includes curiosities Mayle has gathered over the years?matchbooks, drawings, century-old ads, photos, tourist brochures, maps. Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle?s ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France. 286 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel; United States; Travel & Places; Countries::France. ISBN: 1400044421. ISBN/EAN: 9781400044429. Inventory No: 248970. Paperback

Title: Provence A-Z

Author Name: Peter Mayle

Categories: Travel, France,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

ISBN Number: 1400044421

ISBN Number 13: 9781400044429

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 248970

Keywords: BZDB43 France Travel; United States; Travel & Places; Countries::France. Provence AZ Peter Mayle Paperback,