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Encore Provence

Author : Peter Mayle
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The third spellbinding volume in the series begun by A Year in Provence, ENCORE PROVENCE continues the account of an English couple's life abroad. Among other curiosities, explore a school for noses in Haute Provence, the mysterious death of an oversexed butcher, the quest for the finest bouillabaisse and an assortment of the characters who lie in wait in bars and on boules courts. And, of course, the essential importance of lunch. BON APPETIT! 'One of the most successful travel books of all time... Mayle created anew travel genre' Guardian Delightful' Washington Post 'Engaging, funny and richlyappreciative' New York Times Book Review 'Stylish, witty, delightfully readable' SundayTimes

A Taste for Provence

Author : Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
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Provence today is a state of mind as much as a region of France, promising clear skies and bright sun, gentle breezes scented with lavender and wild herbs, scenery alternately bold and intricate, and delicious foods served alongside heady wines. Yet in the mid-twentieth century, a travel guide called the region a “mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land.” How, then, did Provence become a land of desire—an alluring landscape for the American holiday? In A Taste for Provence, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz digs into this question and spins a wonderfully appealing tale of how Provence became Provence. The region had previously been regarded as a backwater and known only for its Roman ruins, but in the postwar era authors, chefs, food writers, visual artists, purveyors of goods, and travel magazines crafted a new, alluring image for Provence. Soon, the travel industry learned that there were many ways to roam—and some even involved sitting still. The promise of longer stays where one cooked fresh food from storied outdoor markets became desirable as American travelers sought new tastes and unadulterated ingredients. Even as she revels in its atmospheric, cultural, and culinary attractions, Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its image today. Guiding readers through books, magazines, and cookbooks, she takes us on a tour of Provence pitched as a new Eden, and she dives into the records of a wide range of visual media—paintings, photographs, television, and film—demonstrating what fueled American enthusiasm for the region. Beginning in the 1970s, Provence—for a summer, a month, or even just a week or two—became a dream for many Americans. Even today as a road well traveled, Provence continues to enchant travelers, armchair and actual alike.

Encore Provence

Author : Peter Mayle
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The author continues his celebration of Provence in a new collection of culinary delights, profiles of colorful Gallic characters, and personal observations

Love and Provence

Author : Jamie Brown
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Moon Provence

Author : Jamie Ivey
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From sweet-smelling lavender fields and beachside restaurants to rosé vineyards and truffle markets, Moon Provence reveals a feast for the senses. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries for exploring Provence at your own pace, including the best of the region in 7 days, a day in Aix-en-Provence, and more Strategic advice for art lovers, oenophiles, outdoor enthusiasts, and families The top sights and unique experiences: Marvel at the lavender fields in full bloom, stroll through a market of fresh produce and artisan-made goods, or explore Avignon's Palais des Papes, the largest Gothic palace in the world. Step into the world of Van Gogh's art in Arles, village-hop through the charming Petit and Grand Luberon, or have a gladiator moment in a Roman arena. Hike in Les Alpilles Regional Park, bike the ascent of Mont Ventoux, one of the most punishing climbs on the Tour de France, or just play a game of pétanque by the beach The best local flavors: Sip rosé where the wine was first created, try cured wild boar saucisson or a hearty bowl of daube de boeuf, and sample truffle cheeses Honest insight from Provence local Jamie Ivey on where to eat, sleep, and discover the true spirit of the South of France Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Focused coverage of Aix-en-Provence, The Luberon, Arles, Les Alpilles and the Camargue, Avignon and the Vaucluse, Marseille, and more Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, government, and culture Handy tools including a French phrasebook, customs and conduct, and information for LGBTQ, solo, and senior travelers, as well as families and travelers with disabilities With Moon's practical advice and insider tips, you can experience the best of Provence. Spending more time in France? Check out Moon French Riviera or Moon Normandy & Brittany.

Toujours Provence

Author : Peter Mayle
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A second idyllic helping of rural life in France from the bestselling author of the classic A YEAR IN PROVENCE. Skulking through customs with a suitcase full of truffles, toads singing the Marseillaise, taking pastis lessons and finding gold at the bottom of the garden, you might think there is little time left for pleasures of the table. TOUJOURS PROVENCE proves that while you might not be able to get away from it all, you can have fun trying. 'Peter Mayle's idyllic portrait makes you almost taste the wonderful food and wine, feel the sun and balmy breezes' Sunday Express 'Anyone with any feel for the land and the people who lead their lives close to it will be enchanted' Yorkshire Evening Post 'Splendidly amusing... filled with things which will help you to understand, at least in part, the glory of this wonderful place' Dirk Bogarde

Cooking Up a Provence Vacation

Author : Lovern Root King
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All About the Personal Computer is about understanding the internal computer system. Many people have questions about computer terminology, its birth, components, and what are their functions inside a computer. This book illustrates the basic components and how they interact with each other to form a fairly complex device that is known as a "computer." It gives a brief history of the change in electronics technology from the early 80's to today's computers. In the past two decades, computers have evolved into every home and office. They are getting smaller in size and bigger in performance, but overall the basic function is still the same: Processors, Memories, and Interfaces (Input/Output).

Provence A Z

Author : Peter Mayle
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The ultimate “dictionary” for lovers of Provence: Peter Mayle's personal selection of the foods, customs and words he finds most fascinating, curious, delicious, or just plain fun. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. In more than 170 entries, Peter Mayle—bestselling author of A Year in Provence—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). 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. 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.

A Year in Provence

Author : Peter Mayle
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

Provence in Ten Easy Lessons

Author : Peter Mayle
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No one knows Provence like beloved author Peter Mayle, and in this delightful collection—adapted from Provence A-Z: A Francophile’s Essential Handbook—he distills his decades of living in France into ten essential lessons for visitors. Abandoning the well-trodden “best of” routes that can be found in any tourist guide, Mayle highlights local features vital to an authentic Provençal experience. From ruminations on the unique charms of each season to the art of the siesta, Mayle brings the warmth and beauty of the province vividly to life. And, of course, food and wine also get their due, as Mayle expounds the merits of pastis and a good rosé, explores the mystery of traditional market shopping, and more. Evocative and intimate, Provence in Ten Easy Lessons is charming yet practical reading for ticketed passengers and armchair travelers, alike. An eBook short.