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The Resource Provence A-Z, Peter Mayle

Provence A-Z, Peter Mayle

Label
Provence A-Z
Title
Provence A-Z
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mayle
Title variation
Provence A to Z
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sourcebook on Provence by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle in almost twenty years there has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or downright fun. In more than 170 wide-ranging entries he writes about architecture, expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the museum of the French Foreign Legion, the museum of the corkscrew, the origins of "La Marseillaise," and a bawdy folklore character named Fanny. Of course, he writes about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. The accompanying artwork includes curiosities Mayle has gathered over the years--matchbooks, drawings, century-old ads, photos, tourist brochures, maps.--From publisher description
Summary
An informative resource on Provence includes nearly two hundred alphabetically organized entries on such subjects as architecture, expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, Provencal linguistic oddities, and local legends and lore
Writing style
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190078
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayle, Peter
Dewey number
944/.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC611.P958
LC item number
M385 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Provence (France)
  • Provence (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Provence A-Z, Peter Mayle
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm65205092
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 286 p.
Isbn
9781400044429
Lccn
2006040885
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)65205092
Label
Provence A-Z, Peter Mayle
Link
Publication
Control code
ocm65205092
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 286 p.
Isbn
9781400044429
Lccn
2006040885
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)65205092

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