Provence Loses One of Its Biggest Fans: Peter Mayle Dies at Age 78
Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:
Peter Mayle, the British advertising executive and author of children’s books turned internationally-renowned author of books set in Provence, passed away early Thursday morning in a hospital in Provence. I learned that he was not well when I was in Provence this past summer, but it is unclear what caused his death at age 78. News sources have described it as a “brief illness.” He is survived by his wife, Jennie, with whom he moved to Provence in 1987.
…Continue reading here for Susan’s article on this author who was certainly not the first to write about Provence and its charms. However, his humorous account of house renovations in “A Year in Provence” had us all laughing. Was it simply coincidental timing that tourism interest in the region picked-up after the book was was published in 1987? We will never know for sure.
Other books to encourage you to visit Provence
Via:: Provence WineZine