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Mayle, Peter

Works: 744 works in 2,858 publications in 21 languages and 57,635 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Pastoral fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Aerial photographs 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Film editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6063.A8875, 823.914
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A good year by Peter Mayle( Book )

74 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Skinner is not exactly setting the London financial world on fire, and when his supervisor steals his biggest client, it's definitely time to inspect the vineyard in Provence that his recently departed uncle left him. Heartily and happily distracted upon his arrival by the landscape, the weather, and the food, not to mention the gorgeous notaire handling the estate and the stunning owner of the local bistro ... Max almost forgets about his inherited property. Which might have been a good idea, because the wine produced there is swill. But then why, Max has to wonder, is his caretaker so anxious to acquire the land? When a beautiful young woman from California arrives with what might be a legitimate claim on the estate, and knowledge of vineyards that far outstrips Max's own, the plot begins its twists and turns into and out of truly wonderful complications and resolutions
Hotel Pastis : a novel of Provence by Peter Mayle( Book )

107 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired and fed up, tycoon Simon Shaw seeks refuge in Provence, where he encounters a pretty Frenchwoman who lures him into buying a little hotel that proves far more troublesome than quaint
A dog's life by Peter Mayle( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about a dog named Boy. He recounts his days as a bachelor, his contempt for hunters, his love--after a fashion--for chickens, his amorous interludes and his run-ins with plumbers and other human annoyances. By the author of Toujours Provence, with drawings by Edward Koren
Chasing Cézanne by Peter Mayle( Book )

80 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paris, New York photographer Andre Kelly puts aside photography to destroy a black market in paintings. The villain is using photo shoots of art works as an occasion to substitute forgeries for the real thing, then selling the originals to Japanese and Arab collectors. By the author of Anything Considered
The vintage caper by Peter Mayle( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. After inviting the "Los Angeles Times" to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist. Enter Sam Levitt, former corporate, cultivated crime expert, and wine connoisseur, who follows his leads as he tracks down the source of a multimillion dollar wine heist--a trail that leads him to Bordeaux and its magnificent vineyards, and to Provence to meet an eccentric billionaire collector who might possibly have an interest in the stolen wines
Anything considered by Peter Mayle( Book )

68 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down on his luck in France, Bennett advertises for work, and finds himself helping a rich man evade taxes. When Bennett delivers an important package to the wrong person he discovers that creative accounting isn't his only problem. He is soon evading the rich man, the French police and Corsican 'gentlemen' in a riotous adventure through southern France
Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Where did I come from? : the facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrations by Peter Mayle( Book )

59 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth
The Marseille caper : [a novel] by Peter Mayle( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to resist an exciting job offer in Marseille, Sam Levitt, former lawyer and wine connoisseur, and his girlfriend Elena find their happy return to the region's coastal sunshine and delectable cuisine challenged by an increasingly violent competition for waterfront property
French lessons : adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew by Peter Mayle( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers a culinary tour of France in search of the perfect country bistro, village market, omelette, and bottle of wine
What's happening to me? : the answers to some of the world's most embarrassing questions by Peter Mayle( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the mental and physical changes that take place during puberty
Acquired tastes by Peter Mayle( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous memoir describing "the spending habits of the rich," "everything the well-heeled--and those vicariously so inclined--need to know."
The Corsican caper by Peter Mayle( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The beloved author at his effervescent best: his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France-even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera's jet set. Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious, unscrupulous Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who's decided he'll stop at nothing to obtain Reboul's villa. And when Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky's methods quickly turn unsavory. Now, it's up to Sam-he's saved Reboul's neck before-to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hitmen, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky's "Russian diplomacy." Brimming with head-turning twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Provence style"--
The diamond caper by Peter Mayle( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Riviera socialite's diamonds are stolen--the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but ever-more-audacious jewelry heists across France--Elena flies in to investigate the insurance claim. It's a trip she's more than happy to make, as it gives her a chance to meet up with old friends in Marseille--and, particularly, with Sam. Once reunited, Sam isn't entirely distracted by domestic matters. In the pattern of these "perfect crimes" he's beginning to see a master at work, and he's quickly determined to connect and solve the cases. But as he and Elena dig deeper, they begin to realize just how much is connected and how dangerous it may be to pursue the whole truth
The vintage caper : a novel by Peter Mayle( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Roth, a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, is preparing to show off his impressive home and even more impressive wine collection. However, when the Los Angeles Times expresses interest in profiling Roth's liquid assets, several rare bottles are inexplicably purloined. Consequently, Sam Levitt, a wine connoisseur and part-time sleuth, is called to uncover the identity of the thief and soon finds himself in France, taking on an unconventional billionaire who coincidentally collects wine
Why are we getting a divorce? by Peter Mayle( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook offering "reassurance, sympathy, and sound advice on how to cope with a family that is splitting up."
Confessions of a French baker : breadmaking secrets, tips, and recipes by Peter Mayle( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at the art of French breadmaking includes sixteen recipes from the award-winning Provençal baker, Gerard Auzet, and includes tips for adapting recipes to the American kitchen
Divorce can happen to the nicest people by Peter Mayle( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook offering "reassurance, sympathy, and sound advice on how to cope with a family that's splitting up."
The Marseille caper : a novel by Peter Mayle( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sam's last adventure in France ended, he thought it'd be a while before he went back, especially with the charms of Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul asks him to take a job in Marseille, it's impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement, to say nothing of the pleasures of the region. Yet as a competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real estate grab
A good year by Peter Mayle( Recording )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Mayle once again returns to the beautiful but complicated world of Provence, to find that the highly competitive boutique wine trade has hidden depths that cannot be hidden by the sunny grape arbors above the ground. Mayle's usual fish-out-of-water British protagonist comes to inspect a Provencal vineyard left to him by his newly-dead uncle. While handling the details of the estate, he is distracted by two gorgeous women, but not distracted enough to overlook that his caretaker desperately wants the vineyard's land. When a beautiful young Californian arrives on the scene, with both a credible claim to the vineyard and a fount of viticultural knowledge, the plot begins to twist and curve into elegant complication and release
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.13 for Why are we ... to 0.75 for Une année ...)

A dog's life
Alternative Names
Er Mei.

Mei, Er.

Mei'er, Bide.

Meils, Pīters 1939-

Peter Mayle britischer Schriftsteller

Peter Mayle britisk skribent

Peter Mayle Brits schrijver

Peter Mayle brittisk författare

Peter Mayle écrivain britannique

Peter Mayle escritor británico

Peter Mayle pisarz brytyjski

Peter Mayle scrittore inglese

Питер Мейл

Питър Мейл

מייל, פיטר

מיל, פיטר

פיטר מייל

פיטר מייל סופר בריטי

메일, 피터 1939-


メイリー, ピーター

メイル, ピーター


Hotel Pastis : a novel of ProvenceA dog's lifeChasing CézanneThe vintage caperAnything consideredProvence A-ZWhere did I come from? : the facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrationsFrench lessons : adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew