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Peter Mayle - Author

About the Author

Peter Mayle spent fifteen years in the advertising business, first as a copywriter and then as a reluctant executive, before escaping Madison Avenue to write books on Provence, all of which were bestsellers.  he died in January 2018, aged 78.
 

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My Twenty-Five Years In Provence

My Twenty-Five Years In Provence

Author: Peter Mayle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence Reflections on Then and Now

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence Reflections on Then and Now

Author: Peter Mayle Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2018

The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed.Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Cte d'Azur. In search of sunlight, they set off for Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they soon decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence. They have never looked back. As Mayle tells us, a cup of cafe might now cost three euros--but that price still buys you a front-row seat to the charming and indelible parade of village life. After the coffee, you might drive to see a lavender field that has bloomed every year for centuries, or stroll through the ancient history that coexists alongside Marseille's metropolitan bustle. Modern life may have seeped into sleepy Provence, but its magic remains.With his signature warmth, wit, and humor--and twenty-five years of experience--Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence. This thoughtful, vivid exploration of life well-lived, la Provence, will charm longtime fans and a new generation of readers alike.

Provence A-Z

Provence A-Z

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2017

Razve mozhno rasskazat' o Provanse v odnoj knizhke? Gory i vinogradniki, tryufeli i dyni, tradicii i legendy, svyatye i bestii... S chego nachat', chem prenebrech'? Ser'eznyj avtor navernyaka sosredotochilsya by na chem-to odnom i sochinil by solidnyj opus. K Piteru Mejlu ehto ne otnositsya. Lyubye svedeniya vyzyvayut doverie lish' togda, kogda oni polucheny putem lichnogo opyta, - tak schitaet avtor. No ne tol'ko poisk temy gonit ego v vinnye pogreba, na olivkovye fermy i festivali lyagushek. "e;Poputno ya poluchaya udovol'stvie, ne sporyu"e;, - priznaetsya Mejl. Takim obrazom, rukovodstvuyas' po bol'shej chasti sobstvennym lyubopytstvom i lichnymi slabostyami, "e;legkomyslennoj ptashkoj"e; porhaya s vetki na vetku, ot odnogo voprosa k drugomu, Mejl sozdal ves'ma zanimatel'nuyu "e;kollekciyu faktov i faktikov"e; o Provanse, rajskom ugolke na zemle, o kotorom avtor pishet s neizmennoj lyubov'yu i yumorom.

Dog's Life

Dog's Life

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2017

Znakom'tes' s Boem - ehto vdumchivyj nablyudatel' za povedeniem cheloveka, ostroumnyj i pronicatel'nyj letopisec sovremennoj zhizni, ee radostej i protivorechij. A voobshche-to on sobaka. V knige "e;Provans navsegda avtor posvyatil Boyu otdel'nuyu glavu i rasskazal, kak bezrodnomu provanskomu "e;chuchelu udalos' lovko obosnovat'sya na sed'mom nebe sobach'ego raya - sobstvenno, v dome Pitera Mejla i ego zheny Dzhenni. V knige "e;Sobach'ya zhizn' sam pes, vzyavshis' za "e;memuary - emu est' chto skazat' miru! - povestvuet o svoem neprostom puti k "e;vershinam uspekha, a krome togo, delitsya ochen' zabavnymi i poroj ves'ma kolkimi zamechaniyami otnositel'no svoih hozyaev, ih gastronomicheskih privychek i obraza zhizni, strannostej i chudachestv, ih beskonechnyh gostej. Lyudi ne perestayut udivlyat' Boya, a poroj i ogorchat', no chto s nih voz'mesh'... CHeloveku svojstvenno oshibat'sya. A sobake svojstvenno proshchat'.

Amazing Adventures of Chilly Billy

Amazing Adventures of Chilly Billy

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2017

Bestselling author Peter Mayle showcases his talents in this delightful children's storybook.Tomorrow night, just before you go to bed, creep into the kitchen very, very quietly. Go up to the fridge, and don't make a sound ...Once you meet Chilly Billy and hear of his adventures inside the refrigerator, you'll never open the fridge door in quite the same way again. Chilly Billy is a fun and lovable character you won't soon forget.

Acquired Tastes: A Beginner's Guide to Serious Pleasures

Acquired Tastes: A Beginner's Guide to Serious Pleasures

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2016

Dejstvitel'no li bogatye lyudi za svoi den'gi poluchayut chto-to osobennoe ili ih privlekaet sama vozmozhnost' potakat' svoim prihotyam ne glyadya na cenu? V poiskah otveta Piter Mejl, izvestnyj gurman i zhiznelyub, predprinyal osnovatel'noe issledovanie kul'tovyh primet sladkoj zhizni, a takzhe poznakomilsya s ih tvorcami - znamenitymi portnymi i sapozhnikami, ohotnikami za tryufelyami i proizvoditelyami ehlitnogo shampanskogo. Uvy, zhizn' balovnej sud'by, obremenennyh izbytochnym bogatstvom, polna dosadnyh nesovershenstv i razocharovanij, no... Na ih puti vstrechayutsya i "e;uteshitel'nye prizy malen'kie i poroj nedeshevye udovol'stviya, - chrezvychajno priyatnye i na udivlenie bystro vhodyashchie v privychku.

Diamond Caper

Diamond Caper

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2016

V bespechnoj zhizni Sehma Levitta vsegda najdetsya mesto priklyucheniyam - kak, vprochem, i bokalu rose v kompanii staryh druzej na terrase pod barhatnym yuzhnym nebom. I poka EHlena Morales, podruga Sehma, ostaviv skuchnuyu kar'eru strahovogo agenta v Los-Andzhelese, obustraivaet semejnoe gnezdyshko - chudesnyj dom pod Marselem na beregu Sredizemnogo morya, Sehm s golovoj uhodit v rassledovanie ves'ma zaputannyh obstoyatel'stv, stoyavshih za seriej neraskrytyh krazh brilliantov na Lazurnom Beregu stoimost'yu v neskol'ko millionov evro. Krug podozrevaemyh suzhaetsya, i rol' syshchika perestaet byt' zabavoj... Blesk brilliantov, volshebnaya igra shampanskogo i volnuyushchie aromaty blyud francuzskoj kuhni - vse ehto v novoj knige Pitera Mejla, legkoj, veseloj i ostroumnoj. Kniga pechataetsya vpervye na russkom yazyke.

Anything Considered

Anything Considered

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2016

Molodoj i ochen' simpatichnyj anglichanin Luciano Bennett, ostaviv reklamnyj biznes v Parizhe, reshil poselit'sya v Provanse, chtoby naslazhdat'sya prelestyami bespechnoj zhizni v yuzhnoj provincii. V odin prekrasnyj den', ves'ma neosmotritel'no rasporyadivshis' zarabotannym kapitalom, Bennett ponyal, chto v karmane u nego - dyra i ego finansovye perspektivy ves'ma neuteshitel'ny. V poiskah sredstv on razmestil v gazete ob"e;yavlenie: "e;Odinokij anglichanin ishchet interesnuyu i neobychnuyu rabotu. Rassmotryu lyubye varianty, krome braka I vskore Bennett poluchil predlozhenie, ot kotorogo ne smog otkazat'sya. ZHivya v Monako, v velikolepnoj kvartire s vidom na Sredizemnoe more, on dolzhen hodit' po dorogim magazinam, obedat' v dorogih restoranah, katat'sya na dorogoj mashine - v obshchem, v nekotorom rode stat' dvojnikom svoego zakazchika-millionera. Uvy, besplatnyj syr byvaet tol'ko v myshelovke...

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2016

Vo Francii znamenitye shef-povara pol'zuyutsya ne men'shej populyarnost'yu, chem zvezdy ehkrana. Piter Mejl predlagaet chitatelyam sovershit' gastronomicheskij tur po ehtoj blagoslovennoj strane, o kotoroj avtor pishet s neizmennoj lyubov'yu i voskhishcheniem. Material dlya knigi Piter Mejl sobiral v techenie goda i iskolesil vsyu stranu - chtoby sostavit' vernoe predstavlenie o shedevrah francuzskoj kuhni, vazhno pravil'no vybrat' ne tol'ko sezon (omlet s tryufelyami, naprimer, sleduet est' v noyabre), no i mesto. YArmarka ulitok v Martin'i-le-Blen i yarmarka syrov v Livaro, vinnyj marafon v Medoke i kurinyj prazdnik v Burk-an-Bres, lyagushachij uik-ehnd v Vittele i "e;legkaya kuhnya na termal'noj ferme v EHzheni... Vot lish' nepolnyj perechen' vekh uvlekatel'nogo puteshestviya Pitera Mejla.

Chasing Cezanne

Chasing Cezanne

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2015

N'yu-jorkskij fotograf EHndryu Kelli pribyvaet na Lazurnyj Bereg vo Franciyu, chtoby sdelat' seriyu fotografij dlya amerikanskogo glamurnogo zhurnala. Tam on stanovitsya svidetelem strannoj sceny. Iz respektabel'noj villy v Kap-Ferra sred' bela dnya vynosyat dragocennoe polotno s famil'nym Sezannom i gruzyat v furgon santekhnika... Rassledovanie, bespechno predprinyatoe EHndryu, yavlyaetsya ves'ma opasnym predpriyatiem - na kon postavleno 30 millionov dollarov. Vprochem, detektivnaya istoriya iz mira "e;temnyh lichnostej, delayushchih den'gi na yarkih kraskah ne ogranichivaetsya art-moshennikami, pogonej i pal'boj iz pistoleta. Geroi Pitera Mejla, avtora mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov o blagoslovennoj Francii, legko zabyvayut o Sezanne, kogda trebuetsya reshit' s oficiantom vopros o deserte...

Diamond Caper

Diamond Caper

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

Bon vivant and expert sleuth Sam Levitt and his partner in love and intrigue, Elena Morales, return in the latest installment of the delightfully sun-splashed Provenal Caper series. When a Riviera socialite's diamonds are stolenthe latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but ever-more-audacious jewelry heists across FranceElena flies in to investigate the insurance claim. It's a trip she's more than happy to make, as it gives her a chance to meet up with old friends in Marseilleand, particularly, with Sam. Once reunited, Sam isn't entirely distracted by domestic matters. In the pattern of these ';perfect crimes' he's beginning to see a master at work, and he's quickly determined to connect and solve the cases. But as he and Elena dig deeper, they begin to realize just how much is connected and how dangerous it may be to pursue the whole truth. Meanwhile, there's a house to renovate, rose to share, and feasts of Provenal summer bounty to enjoy. Full of Peter Mayle's inimitable wit and style, The Diamond Caper is sure to charm faithful fans and new readers alike.

ENCORE PROVENCE

ENCORE PROVENCE

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

Za dve-tri nedeli v Provanse vy nasladites' teplom i solncem, uvidite vinogradniki i proslavlennye olivkovye sady, pobrodite po mestnym rynkam, vdovol' nadyshites' chistym derevenskim vozduhom... No esli vam zahochetsya uznat' o Provanse nemnogo bol'she, to kniga Pitera Mejla okazhetsya kak nel'zya kstati. "e;Eshche odin god v Provanse napisan spustya odinnadcat' let posle "e;Goda v Provanse, pervoj knigi Mejla o francuzskoj provincii, stavshej mezhdunarodnym bestsellerom. V knige "e;Eshche odin god... avtor delitsya s chitatelem svoimi novymi vpechatleniyami i ves'ma cennymi svedeniyami. S lyubov'yu i yumorom rasskazyvaet o tonkostyah vybora provansal'skogo vina, hleba, syra, olivkovogo masla i chernyh tryufelej. Rassuzhdaet o pol'ze siesty i velikolepnogo fua-gra, pashteta iz gusinoj pecheni. Uverenno razvenchivaet mif o vrede zhira i otkryvaet sekrety dolgoletiya madam Kal'man, prozhivshej 122 goda i stavshej simvolom zhivitel'noj atmosfery Provansa. Za odinnadcat' let, konechno, Provans izmenilsya, no pokoj i tishina, stol' redkie v sovremennom mire, zdes' vse eshche ne yavlyayutsya deficitom - uveren Piter Mejl.

Acquired Tastes

Acquired Tastes

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2015

Acquired Tastes, originally published as Expensive Habits, is a celebration of life's extravagances. It explores an aspect of human nature that, although dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card. It samples the luxuries of Havana cigars, Parisian hotels, bespoke London tailoring, and hand-made shoes; discusses the proper color for a stretch limousine; and weighs the cost versus the pleasure of keeping a mistress. The proper way to eat true caviar is explained while providing the listener with hours of pure, unadulterated escapism.

corsican caper

corsican caper

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Mog li podumat' Sehm Levitt, otpravlyayas' v Provans navestit' druga-milliardera, chto ego ozhidaet novoe i otnyud' ne bezopasnoe priklyuchenie? Edva Sehm i ego vozlyublennaya EHlena obustroilis' na ville, kak ih gostepriimnyj hozyain podelilsya voznikshej problemoj. Nekij "e;navorochennyj russkij s neodnoznachnoj biografiej polozhil glaz na ego rezidenciyu i, pohozhe, ni na odnom iz yazykov ne ponimaet slovo "e;net. Razumeetsya, Sehm ne ostanetsya ravnodushnym i dast nastojchivomu oligarhu otpor. Vprochem, slezhka s morya, s vozduha, avtomobil'nye pogoni, popytki vtorzheniya i dazhe pokushenie na ubijstvo ne pomeshayut nashim geroyam naslazhdat'sya krasotami Provansa i Korsiki, a takzhe kulinarnymi shedevrami i alkogol'nymi izyskami. Kogda na stole morskie delikatesy smenyayutsya zatejlivo prigotovlennym myasom, v bokalah igraet vino, a desert terpelivo zhdet svoej ocheredi, nikakie bedy ne strashny.

Hotel Pastis: A novel of Provence

Hotel Pastis: A novel of Provence

Author: Peter Mayle Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2015

Anglijskij pisatel', gurman i ehstet Piter Mejl vnov' privodit chitatelya v svoe lyubimoe mesto - na YUg Francii, v Provans. Na stranicah ehtoj knigi lyubovnaya istoriya perepletaetsya s detektivnoj intrigoj, kazhdaya iz kotoryh vyrazhena svoej syuzhetnoj liniej. Nedavno razvedennyj, razocharovavshijsya vo vsem i ustavshij ot raboty v prestizhnom reklamnom agentstve Sajmon SHo otklikaetsya na predlozhenie krasavicy Nikol' Buv'e i reshaet spasti ot bankrotstva gostinicu v gorodke Brass'er-le-Dez-EHgliz. Sajmon uhodit iz agentstva i priezzhaet v Provans. Zanimayas' delami otelya, on sluchajno okazyvaetsya vtyanutym v kozni prestupnoj shajki, planiruyushchej nalet na bank v sosednej derevne. Terpkij, kak glotok anisovogo napitka "e;Pastis ehtot roman sochetaet v sebe francuzskuyu legkost' i vkus k zhizni s britanskoj ironiej i zvenyashchim napryazheniem horoshego trillera.

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