The author of several books set in Provence, including the now classic travel tome A Year in Provence and a more recent novel, A Good Year, Mayle has once again trapped the sunshine, the wind and the very lavender-laden air of the southeastern French countryside in his prose.
The reference-desk title is appropriate if the desk in reference is that of a librarian at your favorite getaway inn in Aix or Marseille.
This anecdotal encyclopedia may have been written expressly for discovery on the shelf of a rented mas, "a collection of agricultural buildings joined together," and enjoyed over an afternoon repast of Banon, "armed with a fresh baguette and a bottle of local wine. He includes information about lesser-known sights like the museum of the Foreign Legion and local food like bouillabaisse, but the charm of the book is in unexpected factual gems like "the male goat can copulate up to forty times a day" found in an otherwise straightforward entry about ch vre.
Mayle writes beautifully of the seasons Automne, t , Hiver and Printemps which he shares as his own personal Provence with the earnestly planning tourist and the dreamy armchair traveler alike. A Year in Provence. The Marseille Caper. Ugo Humbert celebrates beating World No.
Karen Khachanov drops just three points behind his first serve in win over Tomas Berdych at the Open 13 Provence on Saturday. Nicolas Mahut examines a water bottle as he prepares for a match at the Open 13 Provence in Marseille. Tomas Berdych, the runner-up, celebrates reaching the Open 13 Provence semi-finals on Friday. Karen Khachanov has struck 35 aces in his three matches this week en route to the Marseille semi-finals. Tomas Berdych breaks three times, including twice in the third set, to advance to the quarter-finals in Marseille.
Lucas Pouille reaches for an overhand during his second-round match against French compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Open 13 Provence on Wednesday.
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