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Peter Mayle (1939–2018)

Teoksen Vuosi Provencessa tekijä

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About the Author

Peter Mayle was born in Brighton, England on June 14, 1939. He began his career in advertising as a copywriter and rose to the executive ranks, but left advertising in 1975 to write educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young adults. His educational books including näytä lisää Where Did I Come From? and What's Happening to Me? His travel memoir, A Year in Provence, received the British Book Awards' Best Travel Book of the Year in 1990 and was adapted into a television mini-series. His other nonfiction books included Toujours Provence, Encore Provence, Provence A-Z, and French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew. His fiction books included The Marseille Caper, The Corsican Caper, and A Good Year, which was adapted into a 2006 film of the same name starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard. Mayle died on January 18, 2018 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Image credit: Photo © 2006 Jean-Claude Simoen


Tekijän teokset

Vuosi Provencessa (1990) 5,448 kappaletta
Provence nyt ja aina (1991) 2,334 kappaletta
Takaisin Provenceen (1999) 1,322 kappaletta
Mainio vuosi (2004) 1,153 kappaletta
Hotel Pastis (1993) 1,143 kappaletta
Saaliina Cezanne (1997) 902 kappaletta
Anything Considered (1996) 742 kappaletta
Piskinelämää (1995) 741 kappaletta
The Vintage Caper (2009) 650 kappaletta
Acquired Tastes (1993) 589 kappaletta
The Marseille Caper (2012) 332 kappaletta
Provence A-Z (2006) 238 kappaletta
The Corsican Caper (2014) 182 kappaletta
The Diamond Caper (2015) 110 kappaletta
Expensive Habits (1991) 68 kappaletta
Provence from the Air (1994) 56 kappaletta
The Killing of Corporal Kunze (1981) 46 kappaletta
Provence (1999) 45 kappaletta
Why Are We Getting a Divorce? (1979) 42 kappaletta
How To Be A Pregnant Father (1977) 40 kappaletta
Wicked Willie's Guide to Women (1986) 25 kappaletta
Provence (paintings) (1993) 21 kappaletta
Baby Taming (1978) 20 kappaletta
Sweet Dreams and Monsters (1986) 18 kappaletta
Will I Go To Heaven? (1976) 9 kappaletta
Wicked Willie's Low-down on Men (1987) 8 kappaletta
Postcards from Summer (1996) 6 kappaletta
O Melhor Amigo do Homem (1998) 2 kappaletta
Chi ha rubato Cesanne? (1998) 1 kappale
Què em passa? 1 kappale
Alt har interesse — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Der er ingen ende på Provence — Tekijä — 1 kappale
3x Provence (2015) 1 kappale
Willie's Away (1988) 1 kappale
2004 1 kappale
The Honeymoon Book (1983) 1 kappale

Associated Works

A Good Year [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 115 kappaletta
Travelers' Tales PROVENCE : True Stories (2003) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Mayle, Peter
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Lourmarin, Provence, France
The Hamptons, New York, USA
Vaugines, Provence, France
London, England, UK
Ménerbes, Vaucluse, France
Brighton College
advertising copywriter
non-fiction author
travel writer
educational writer
Papert Koenig, Londres, New York (Publicitaire, Directeur créatif, | 19 74)
Ogilvy and Mather, New York (Publicitaire, 19 61)
Shell Oil, Londres (Publiciatire, 1957)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (2002)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Peter Mayle was born in Brighton, England. Following World War II, the family moved to Barbados, where his father served as an employee of the British Colonial Office. Mayle returned to England after leaving school at age 16. His first job in 1957 was as a trainee at Shell Oil's London office. He was more interested in advertising than oil, however, and by 1961 had became a copywriter at Shell's ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather, in New York City. Subsequently, he was hired by Papert Koenig Lois and returned to London to head up the creative team there. When the company had financial troubles in the mid-1960s, Mayle and a colleague bought the London operation. They developed the business and after five years, it was bought by BBDO. He then commuted between the USA and the UK as creative director. By 1974, Mayle had tired of advertising and transatlantic commuting, and quit to write full-time. He started off by writing educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young people. He also wrote, with illustrator Gray Jolliffe, a series of humorous books about the character Wicked Willie. His most significant career move probably was the decision to relocate to Ménerbes, a village in the Luberon region of southern France, in the late 1980s. There his plans to write a novel were overtaken by the events of life as an expatriate in his new environment. They provided the material for his 1989 book A Year in Provence, an international bestseller that became a media phenomenon. Many more books followed, which were translated in more than 20 languages. Mayle also wrote articles for magazines and newspapers. A Year in Provence was adapted into a highly popular British television series in 1993. Mayle had to move to Amagansett on Long Island, New York, to get away from the thousands of fans and sightseers who showed up at his home in Provence. He later returned to France and a home in Vaugines, also in the Luberon.  The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor in 2002, for "coopération et francophonie."
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How would I have survived my teenage years without this book?
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therebelprince | Oct 24, 2023 |
The dog, Boy, recounts the story.
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JimandMary69 | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 27, 2023 |
I've never really had much desire to go to France but now, I want to go and try all the foods.
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beentsy | 108 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 12, 2023 |
Every sequel has the potential to not only be terrible, but also to ruin the memory of the original book. Fortunately "Tourjours Provence" is just as charming and cheerful as "A Year in Provence"; devotees of the original can dive in without reservations.
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