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Provence A-Z

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Title: Provence A-Z
Author: Peter Mayle
ISBN: 9781400044429
Publisher: Knopf
Published: 2006
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
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 Provencal 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 rose, " 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.