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Peter Mayle
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28 Jun 2001
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.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (28 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140279342
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140279344
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 12.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* '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"

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In Toujours Provence maakt de lezer kennis met een openhartige truffelzoeker, de kuren van een Provençaalse agent, een beroepsgourmet en de man die zijn padden de Marseillaise laat zingen. Ontdek het schitterende Avignon en de wijngaarden van Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Ervaar wat het is om in Frankrijk ziek te zijn of wat je moet doorstaan als bestseller-auteur. Veel oude bekenden uit Een jaar in de Provence zijn weer van de partij; buurman Massot, loodgieter Menicucci en de altijd nieuwsgierige Faustin. Dit en nog veel meer over het afwisselende leven in de Provence wordt door Peter Mayle op amusante wijze beschreven in Toujours Provence. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tres Bien !!! 19 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Having thoroughly enjoyed A Year in Provence I was pleasantly suprised to find that Toujours Provence is even more entertaining. It is written in the same vain as it's predecessor, describing beautifully the rich scenery, characters and events of rural France, but as the author has more experiences to draw upon for this book, the stories have a bit more variety. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy a very entertaining read !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read 26 July 2009
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I couldn`t put it down, even took it to the Loo to get peace to read it, the usual Peter Mayle hilarity, a wonderful read for anyone that loves France or dreams of sunnier days.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Being an English citizen that moved to Provence a year ago, I have to say this was the funniest, most accurate book I have ever read. Everything that Peter Mayle wrote was spot on with a humourous description hand in hand. I would recommend this book to anyone who's ever been to this area of France and even those who haven't. It was amusing to the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tourjours Provence. 29 Mar 2014
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An enjoyable read but one of the weaker books that Peter Mayle has written,But saying that it is still a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 24 April 2013
By Mare
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Mr. Mayle has a warm and wry sense of writing, and his affection for Provence and its people comes through time and again. I highly recommend this book, especially for first time readers of travel writing.
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By AA
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Still entertaining, though weaker than the first book A year in Provence. If you read the first one, you can tell the main ideas of this one, it just gives more detals
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5.0 out of 5 stars A taste of france 12 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback
Since food and France are some of my favourite things in life, this book was always set to be a poular choice for me. Add in Peter Mayle's genius for describing people and places so clearly that you can almost smell and taste the atmosphere and you have an absolute delight all wrapped up inside the pages of a book. One of my favourite reads, ever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 29 April 2014
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Having read the first book I was looking forward to this and I was not disappointed. More of a holiday read than serious and definitely great for a French trip!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
Enjoyed this as a holiday read. Great fun even though I read it years ago. Good balance of humour and information. Author is an excellent raconteur.
Published 11 days ago by Hilary Kidd
1.0 out of 5 stars Toujours Provence
Haven't read it, as it was bought as a present for a friend who lokes Peter Mayle. I'm sure they enjoyed it.
Published 6 months ago by Wendy Davey
4.0 out of 5 stars Peter Mayle
I loved A Year in Provence and Encore Provence so wanted to read this one. I don't think it's as good but still very enjoyable reading.
Published 7 months ago by JohnB
5.0 out of 5 stars Toujours Provence
I love all Peter Mayle's books. They are light hearted, amusing and easy to read. Ideal to take away on your hols, especially if venturing to France.
Published 8 months ago by Blue and white
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant , read by author
heard this originally on radio 4 and wanted a copy to listen to at my leisure, its a great story great characters and Peter reads it well, bought a second copy for my parents
Published 8 months ago by P D Mills
3.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant read in hospital
I enjoyed the book as a light read, my first Kindle purchase. It's the usual Mayle territory with British expat meets 'colourful' French characters with hilarious consequences... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing follow-up to "A year in Provence"
Much preferred Ruth Sylvestre's Sunflower series in which each book lived up to the previous one and made me want to read more.
Published 18 months ago by M. Ford
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ups & Downs Of Rural France.
A good true story of the delights & the backs of living in rural France'. Mr. Mayle's book did not endear him to his neighbours as he used the real names to all the bars &... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Kenneth J. Knowles
4.0 out of 5 stars Toujours Provence
As I've said before, I really fancy retiring to the South of France. The lifestyle, the land and house with pool, oh and course the weather, I guess this has been my daydream for... Read more
Published 23 months ago by C. ANTJOULE
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