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📝 Book Synopsis : В один прекрасный день английская супружеская пара совершила то, о чем мечтают многие, но не решаются: отметя все доводы благоразумия, они купили старый фермерский дом на юге Франции и начали совершенно новую жизнь, полную астрономических радостей, неожиданных открытий и смешных приключений. Первый прожитый в Провансе год оказался настолько богат яркими впечатлениями, что вдохновил Питера Мейла на создание книги, мгновенно ставшей международным бестселлером. «Год в Провансе» до сих пор считается лучшей туристической книгой, посвященной Франции, он был экранизирован на телевидении и принес своему автору признание Французской Республики, которая произвела Питера Мейла в кавалеры ордена Почетного легиона.
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📒A Year In Provence ✍ Peter Mayle
📝A Year in Provence Book Synopsis : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📝 Book Synopsis : За две-три недели в Провансе вы насладитесь теплом и солнцем, увидите виноградники и прославленные оливковые сады, побродите по местным рынкам, вдоволь надышитесь чистым деревенским воздухом... Но если вам захочется узнать о Провансе немного больше, то книга Питера Мейла окажется как нельзя кстати. «Еще один год в Провансе» написан спустя одиннадцать лет после «Года в Провансе», первой книги Мейла о французской провинции, ставшей международным бестселлером. В книге «Еще один год…» автор делится с читателем своими новыми впечатлениями и весьма ценными сведениями. С любовью и юмором рассказывает о тонкостях выбора провансальского вина, хлеба, сыра, оливкового масла и черных трюфелей. Рассуждает о пользе сиесты и великолепного фуа-гра, паштета из гусиной печени. Уверенно развенчивает миф о вреде жира и открывает секреты долголетия мадам Кальман, прожившей 122 года и ставшей символом живительной атмосферы Прованса. За одиннадцать лет, конечно, Прованс изменился, но покой и тишина, столь редкие в современном мире, здесь все еще не являются дефицитом – уверен Питер Мейл.
📒National Stereotypes In Peter Mayle S A Year In Provence 1989 ✍ Stephan Katzbichler
📝National Stereotypes in Peter Mayle s A Year in Provence 1989 Book Synopsis : Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Passau, course: B(r)its from Abroad: British Accounts of Life on the Continent, language: English, abstract: Since every nation and its members have its own ideas about the world, about people and other cultures, stereotypes play an important role in intercultural communication. Thus,existing stereotypes about members of social groups or countries such as “women are fragile” or “Frenchmen are romantic” make it easily possible to conjure up a portrait of what certain cultures or groups are like (cf. Schaller; Stangor: 3). With stereotypical messages applying to all members of different cultures or social groups without regard for individual differences, communication between these members is often restrained. Due to living in multicultural societies, intercultural communication has become an important theme in a world of globalization and hence stereotypes have not become less important.In the first part of this paper the definition and basic characteristics of the term stereotype as well as the main features and effects of national stereotypes as a particular kind of stereotyping will be presented. Afterwards, in the second part, national stereotypes in literature will be outlined using the example of the travelogue A Year in Provence published by the British author Peter Mayle in 1989 focusing especially on its depiction and function. Finally, against the background of stereotyping playing an important role in intercultural and literary communication, the importance of appropriate and conscious dealing with stereotypes will be outlined.
📒A Year In Provence And Toujors Provence ✍ Peter Mayle
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📒A Year In Provence Toujours Provence ✍ Peter Mayle
📝A Year in Provence Toujours Provence Book Synopsis : A boxed set containing Mayle's best-selling A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence offers a colorful study of the people, landscapes, and life-styles of Provence. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
📒Toujours Provence ✍ Peter Mayle
📝Toujours Provence Book Synopsis : A second enjoyable helping of rural life in France from the author of 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.
📒The Three Grand Brits ✍ James J Browne
📝The Three Grand Brits Book Synopsis : Have you.....: ? Ever wanted to say "stuff the day job" and say goodbye to a life in England. Have you ever thought how much nicer it would be to work on the continent? Did you know the average Brit emigrates with only three thousand quid? Think again! This is no tale of wine under the wisteria.The Three Grand Brits is a true story of what it's like to work for rich people who own chateaux in France. This is a genuine antidote to "A year in Provence" and offers a warts and all picture of what it's like to leave England, plus friends and family behind. James J. Browne and his partner, Samantha, have worked for billionaires, corporate lawyers, celebrities and investment bankers and certainly know their stuff when it comes to dealing with the wealthy abroad. Please don't read this book if you are one of the so called "elite" - it will certainly give offence with its intent to expose the English aristocracy (or upper class twits as the author prefers to call them) for the sociopathic buffoons they truly are. Not that the wealthy with "new money" fare any better in this volume! The author hopes that his recollections will serve as an amusing cautionary tale for anyone wishing to "live the dream" and become Chateau Guardians. James J. Browne has managed to survive for 51 years whilst having had many diverse and not necessarily interesting occupations. He has been, prior to leaving Blighty, a professional musician, a tour guide, road sweeper, recycling operative, telephone fortune teller, insulation installation operative, light bulb packer, antique dealer, waiter, sea shell salesman and barman to name a few. It was his brief career as a taxi driver that decided it was time to leave England behind, and this is where the adventure begins. He now lives and travels with his long suffering partner Samantha and two golden retrievers in a Fiat Ducato. The Three Grand Brits is the tale of their adventures on the other side of the Channel and what happened when they became Chateau Guardians. Full of humour, both light and dark, this gritty factual tale describes how the jolly foursome fared on their travels. Packed with unusual observations this book is a must for anyone wishing to emigrate and "Live the Dream." Published in its second edition with colour photos this is probably the most unusual travel book to be published in 2014.
📒A Good Year ✍ Peter Mayle
📝A Good Year Book Synopsis : Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will - an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon. Out of a job, and encouraged by his friend Charlie about the money in modern wine, he heads for France. What Max discovers is a beautiful house, wonderful weather and a bustling village. The downside is the quality of the wine in his vineyard, but when Max suggests calling in an expert, Roussel, a former employee of his uncle's, is resistant. Help is at hand, however, when a beautiful blonde Californian arrives unexpectedly at the chateau. Peter Mayle's delightful novel will enchant the audiences who bought A YEAR IN PROVENCE and TOUJOURS PROVENCE in their millions.
📒Encore Provence ✍ Peter Mayle
📝Encore Provence Book Synopsis : ENCORE PROVENCE continues the account of an Englishman'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!
📒Diary Of A Year In Provence ✍ Peter Mayle
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📝Provence Book Synopsis : Vibrant paintings evoking the rich rural landscapes, people, and urban life-styles of southern France are accompanied by a charming account of life in Provence by the author of A Year in Provence. 15,000 first printing.
📒Provence A Z ✍ Peter Mayle
📝Provence A Z Book Synopsis : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Up The Agency ✍ Peter Mayle
📝Up the Agency Book Synopsis : Before his glorious retreat to Provence, delightfully chronicled in his best-sellers A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, Peter Mayle made his career in advertising, beginning as a copywriter and finishing thirteen years later as a creative director ("I think I was also a vice president, " he writes "but I never had the cards printed"). Up the Agency is his caustic valentine to the culture of Madison Avenue, where the tribal customs and rituals are as wondrous to behold as the sights on any anthropological expedition. Treading fearlessly and wittily where no one without a customized BMW and matching Armani suit has gone before, Mayle dissects this odd and endlessly fascinating industry - where the speed of a new talent's ascent can be matched only by his shocking fall months later. Whether describing the perfect ad man, the frenzy and desperation of putting together a new campaign, or the treachery of the fickle product-buying public, Mayle brings his insightful eye to bear on this very funny business, which brings both pleasure and pain to millions - and millions to a few.
📒A Dog S Life ✍ Peter Mayle
📝A Dog s Life Book Synopsis : Once upon a time in Provence, Peter Mayle adopted a dog of uncertain origins and dubious hunting skills and gave him a name—Boy. Now he gives this canny canine a voice in an irresistible “memoir” that proves that the best vantage point for observing life may well be on all fours. As Boy recounts his progress from an overcrowded maternal bosom to unchallenged mastery of the Mayle household, he tells us why dogs are drawn to humans (“our most convenient support system”) and chickens (“that happy combination of sport and nourishment”). We share in his amorous dalliances, his run-ins with French plumbers and cats, and in the tidbits (both conversational and edible) of his owners’ dinner parties. Enhanced by fifty-nine splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren, A Dog’s Life gives us all the delights we expect from any book by Peter Mayle—pedigree prose, biting wit, and a keen nose for the fragrance of civilization—together with the insouciant wisdom of which only a dog (and probably only Peter Mayle’s dog) is capable. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒French Lessons ✍ Peter Mayle
📝French Lessons Book Synopsis : A delightful, delicious, and best-selling account of the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France, from the beloved author of A Year in Provence. The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and Peter Mayle shows us just how contagious their enthusiasm can be. We visit the Foire aux Escargots. We attend a truly French marathon, where the beverage of choice is Château Lafite-Rothschild rather than Gatorade. We search out the most pungent cheese in France, and eavesdrop on a heated debate on the perfect way to prepare an omelet. We even attend a Catholic mass in the village of Richerenches, a sacred event at which thanks are given for the aromatic, mysterious, and breathtakingly expensive black truffle. With Mayle as our charming guide, we come away satisfied (if a little hungry), and with a sudden desire to book a flight to France at once.
📒Acquired Tastes ✍ Peter Mayle
📝Acquired tastes Book Synopsis : Internationally bestselling author of A Year in Provence, Mayle comes out with a new bestseller about the true pleasure of fine living.
📒Confessions Of A French Baker ✍ Peter Mayle
📝Confessions of a French Baker Book Synopsis : Attention bread lovers!In the first of his famous books about Provence, Peter Mayle shared with us news of a bakery in the town of Cavaillon where the baking and appreciation of breads “had been elevated to the status of a minor religion.” Its name: Chez Auzet.Now, several hundred visits later, Mayle has joined forces with Gerard Auzet, the proprietor of this most glorious of Provençal bakeries, to tell us about breadmaking at its finest.Mayle takes us into the baking room to witness the birth of a loaf. We see the master at work–slapping, rolling, squeezing, folding, and twisting dough as he sculpts it into fougasses, bâtards, and boules. Auzet then gives us precise, beautifully illustrated instructions for making sixteen kinds of bread, from the classic baguette to loaves made with such ingredients as bacon, apricots, hazelnuts, garlic, and green and black olives. There are tips galore, the tricks of the trade are revealed, and along the way Mayle relates the delightful history of four generations of Auzet bakers. One of Provence’s oldest and most delicious pleasures is now available at a kitchen near you, thanks to this charming guide. Read, bake, and enjoy. From the Hardcover edition.
📒Uncorked ✍ Paul Shore
📝Uncorked Book Synopsis : Will having smoke repeatedly blown in his face deter a foreigner from breaking in to French culture? Find out, as Paul Shore's evocative story telling, wry wit, and big heart, inspire and entertain you, as he tells the tale of how he gained acceptance inside a charming village in Provence. Uncorked celebrates the "uncorking" of a few tightly held traditions that are near and dear to hearts of the locals of the Cote d'Azur and Provence - being taught to play pEtanque (boules) under the clandestine cover of darkness; learning vernissage etiquette; drinking pastis before noon; navigating narrow village roads at top driving speed. Shore also "uncorks" personal awakenings about the value of following roads-less-travelled and making time to smell-the-roses, as we cultivate friendships and traditions. And, through exposure to the life of artist Marc Chagall, Shore reflects on the challenges that all newcomers face to gain acceptance in a foreign land. Shore's humorous and heart-felt accounts of his year living in Provence will touch and amuse, and evoke fond memories of travel to fascinating places --- and they might even trigger reflection on the importance of being afforded new chances in life. TREAT YOURSELF TODAY to some belly laughter and fond reminiscing about your own past travels Praise for Uncorked: Recently earned acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards, as a Finalist in the Travel Category. "Like a wry cross between Bill Bryson and Dave Bidini, Paul Shore's funny, self-deprecating and wholesome recounting of a year spent in Provence is one part travelogue, one part self-help guide, and one part memoir. Uncorked is just like a good French wine: light, delicious, and full of flavour." --- Grant Lawrence, CBC broadcaster and author of Adventures in Solitude "A computer geek in the South of France? What could go wrong? With remarkable storytelling skill, Shore brings to life a time and place where community, simplicity and a slower pace were revered -- a younger generation's A Year in Provence." --- Sarah Bancroft, writer of the blog A Year in Paris "Shore's light-hearted story takes you to a place where the simple joys in life are what matters. During my Man in Motion World Tour 30 years ago, I wish I could have slowed down as Paul did." --- Rick Hansen, founder and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation "Many dream of relocating to France at some time in their lives. Like Peter Mayle (A Year in Provence) before him, Paul Shore made the leap and found a cornucopia of delights in his new home." --- Stephen Hui, hiking writer and former Georgia Straight editor
📒Hotel Pastis ✍ Peter Mayle
📝Hotel Pastis Book Synopsis : A beguiling novel of romance, adventure, and tongue-in-cheek suspense set in the South of France, from the beloved, best-selling author of A Year in Provence. Simon Shaw, a rumpled, fortyish English advertising executive, has decided to leave it all behind, and heads of to France to transform an abandoned police station in the Lubéron into a small but world-class hotel. On his side, Simon has a loyal majordomo and a French business partner who is as practical as she is ravishing. But he hasn’t counted on the malignant local journalist—or on the mauvaise types who have chosen the neighboring village as the site of their latest bank robbery. Slyly funny and overflowing with sensuous descriptions of the good life, Hotel Pastis is the literacy equivalent of a four-star restaurant.