A Year in Provence

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A Year in Provence is a 1989 best-selling autobiographical novel by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs. It was adapted into a television mini-series starring John Thaw and Lindsay Duncan. Reviewers praised the book's honest style, wit[1] and its refreshing humour.[2] The book was turned into an equally popular radio version.


Peter Mayle and his wife move to Provence, and are soon met with unexpectedly fierce weather, underground truffle dealers and unruly workers, who work around their normalement schedule.


A Year in Provence DVD cover.

In 1993, the BBC produced a television mini-series based on the book, starring Lindsay Duncan and John Thaw, with appearances from Alfred Molina and James Fleet amongst others.

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The non-fiction sequels to this book by Peter Mayle are:

See also (a movie based on this novel and a fiction novel Chasing Cezanne also by Peter Mayle):


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