First Edition of The illustrated edition of Peter Mayle's A Year In Provence; Signed by Both Him and the Illustrator
A Year in Provence.
Mayle, Peter; Illustrated by Paul Hogarth.
Item Number: 75030
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work of Mayle’s A Year in Provence. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout by Paul Hogarth. Signed by both Peter Mayle and Paul Hogarth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.