Toujours Provence

Peter Mayle (author)

Toujours Provence

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 Pro
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Toujours Provence
Peter Mayle
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Toujours Provence
Utrecht: Het Spectrum, 1997
174 p. : ill

About Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle ( "mail"; 14 June 1939 – 18 January 2018) was a British author noted for his memoirs of life in Provence, France.

Early life

Born in Brighton, Sussex, the youngest of three children, Mayle and his parents moved to Barbados in the aftermath of World War II, where his father was transferred as a Colonial Office employee. Mayle returned to England after leaving school at 16 in Barbados.

Advertising career

His first job in 1957 was as a trainee at Shell Oil, based in its London office. It was there that he discovered that he was more interested in advertising than oil and he wrote to David Ogilvy, the head of the advertising agency that had the Shell account at that time, asking for a job. Ogilvy offered him a job as a junior account executive, but Mayle's interest was more on the creative side of the business and he subseq…Read more on Wikipedia