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Last words: The late Peter Mayle's 'My 25 Years in Provence'

Last words: The late Peter Mayle's 'My 25 Years in Provence'

A posthumously published collection of essays by Peter Mayle takes readers back to the idyllic, slow-paced world that Mayle first wrote about in his best-selling memoir "A Year in Provence."

The new book is "My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now."

The new collection transports readers to the south of France through the eyes of an Englishman who never ceases to marvel at the sunshine and fine food of his adopted turf.

The collection is all new material. But for fans who enjoyed Mayle's first book, it treads delightfully familiar ground.

What counts as excitement here? A game of boules (pronounced bool), or lawn bowling. Just-picked green beans at the farmers market. Or simply watching village life unfold from an outdoor cafe.

Mayle died in January.


Updated : 2021-06-15 16:23 GMT+08:00