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Mayle, Peter

Overview
Works: 739 works in 2,911 publications in 21 languages and 57,024 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Pastoral fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  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 )

68 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,677 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 )

110 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Shaw is 42, divorced and tired. As he surveys the desolation of his former home in the wake of his ex-wife's last visit, he yearns for a life free of complications. But when a holiday in Provence suggests other options, Simon is quick to respond
Chasing Cézanne by Peter Mayle( Book )

85 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,470 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
A dog's life by Peter Mayle( Book )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,465 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
The vintage caper by Peter Mayle( Book )

53 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,274 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 )

72 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,089 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
Where did I come from? : the facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrations by Peter Mayle( Book )

64 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth
Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,034 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
The Marseille caper : [a novel] by Peter Mayle( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to resist an exciting job offer in Marseille, Sam Levitt 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 )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,784 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
Acquired tastes by Peter Mayle( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,400 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 )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,398 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"--Provided by the publisher
The diamond caper by Peter Mayle( Book )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,225 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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 730 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 712 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 640 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
The Marseille caper : a novel by Peter Mayle( Recording )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 564 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
Divorce can happen to the nicest people by Peter Mayle( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
A good year by Peter Mayle( Recording )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Skinner is not doing well in the London financial world--and when his supervisor steals his biggest client, it's time to inspect the vineyard in Provence that his uncle left him. 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?
 
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A good year
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 scriitor britanic

Peter Mayle scrittore inglese

Питер Мейл

Питър Мейл

מייל, פיטר

מיל, פיטר

פיטר מייל

פיטר מייל סופר בריטי

메일, 피터 1939-

ピーター・メイル

メイリー, ピーター

メイル, ピーター

彼得·梅爾

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Hotel Pastis : a novel of ProvenceChasing CézanneA dog's lifeThe vintage caperAnything consideredWhere did I come from? : the facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrationsProvence A-ZFrench lessons : adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew