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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Miniseries[edit]

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. Unlike the book, the miniseries was not well-received by critics; A Year in Provence was later placed at number ten on a Radio Times list of the worst television programs ever made [3] [4] with the writer, John Naughton, describing it as the ""smugathon" series A Year In Provence " and stated it "achieved the near impossible - creating a John Thaw vehicle nobody liked". [4]

See also[edit]

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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