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Peter Mayle (1939–2018)

Autor(a) de A Year in Provence

68+ Works 19,282 Membros 362 Reviews 47 Favorited

About the Author

Peter Mayle was born in Brighton, England on June 14, 1939. He began his career in advertising as a copywriter and rose to the executive ranks, but left advertising in 1975 to write educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young adults. His educational books including mostrar mais Where Did I Come From? and What's Happening to Me? His travel memoir, A Year in Provence, received the British Book Awards' Best Travel Book of the Year in 1990 and was adapted into a television mini-series. His other nonfiction books included Toujours Provence, Encore Provence, Provence A-Z, and French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew. His fiction books included The Marseille Caper, The Corsican Caper, and A Good Year, which was adapted into a 2006 film of the same name starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard. Mayle died on January 18, 2018 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Peter Mayle

A Year in Provence (1990) 5,561 cópias
Toujours Provence (1991) 2,376 cópias
Encore Provence (1999) 1,351 cópias
A Good Year (2004) 1,166 cópias
Hotel Pastis (1993) 1,160 cópias
Chasing Cézanne (1997) 912 cópias
A Dog's Life (1995) 752 cópias
Anything Considered (1996) 750 cópias
The Vintage Caper (2009) 661 cópias
Acquired Tastes (1993) 601 cópias
The Marseille Caper (2012) 344 cópias
Provence A-Z (2006) 242 cópias
The Corsican Caper (2014) 190 cópias
The Diamond Caper (2015) 115 cópias
Expensive Habits (1991) 70 cópias
Provence from the Air (1994) 55 cópias
Man's Best Friend (1984) 53 cópias
The Provence Trilogy (1999) 46 cópias
How To Be A Pregnant Father (1977) 41 cópias
Provence (paintings) (1993) 21 cópias
Baby Taming (1978) 20 cópias
Sweet Dreams and Monsters (1986) 18 cópias
Will I Go To Heaven? (1976) 10 cópias
Postcards from Summer (1996) 6 cópias
O Melhor Amigo do Homem (1998) 2 cópias
The Honeymoon Book (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
BANA NELER OLUYOR 1 exemplar(es)
Bor, mm̀or, Provence : regňy (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Chi ha rubato Cesanne? (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Què em passa? 1 exemplar(es)
Memórias de um cão 1 exemplar(es)
Alt har interesse — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Der er ingen ende på Provence — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
3x Provence (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Willie's Away (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
2004 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Good Year [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 118 cópias
Travelers' Tales PROVENCE : True Stories (2003) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias

Etiquetado

20th century (49) art (44) autobiography (133) biography (163) British (47) children's (39) cooking (62) culture (42) dogs (69) essays (95) Europe (61) expats (40) fiction (1,086) first edition (37) food (448) food writing (36) France (2,072) French (71) gastronomy (41) humor (461) literature (50) Mayle (61) memoir (795) mystery (210) non-fiction (912) novel (142) own (76) paperback (38) Peter Mayle (79) Provence (704) read (164) Roman (38) sex education (36) to-read (407) travel (1,641) travel literature (44) travel writing (90) travelogue (80) unread (70) wine (154)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Mayle, Peter
Data de nascimento
1939-06-14
Data de falecimento
2018-01-18
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Locais de residência
Lourmarin, Provence, France
Barbados
The Hamptons, New York, USA
Vaugines, Provence, France
London, England, UK
Ménerbes, Vaucluse, France
Educação
Brighton College
Ocupação
advertising copywriter
non-fiction author
memoirist
novelist
travel writer
educational writer
Organizações
Papert Koenig, Londres, New York (Publicitaire, Directeur créatif, | 19 74)
Ogilvy and Mather, New York (Publicitaire, 19 61)
Shell Oil, Londres (Publiciatire, 1957)
Premiações
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (2002)
Pequena biografia
Peter Mayle was born in Brighton, England. Following World War II, the family moved to Barbados, where his father served as an employee of the British Colonial Office. Mayle returned to England after leaving school at age 16. His first job in 1957 was as a trainee at Shell Oil's London office. He was more interested in advertising than oil, however, and by 1961 had became a copywriter at Shell's ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather, in New York City. Subsequently, he was hired by Papert Koenig Lois and returned to London to head up the creative team there. When the company had financial troubles in the mid-1960s, Mayle and a colleague bought the London operation. They developed the business and after five years, it was bought by BBDO. He then commuted between the USA and the UK as creative director. By 1974, Mayle had tired of advertising and transatlantic commuting, and quit to write full-time. He started off by writing educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young people. He also wrote, with illustrator Gray Jolliffe, a series of humorous books about the character Wicked Willie. His most significant career move probably was the decision to relocate to Ménerbes, a village in the Luberon region of southern France, in the late 1980s. There his plans to write a novel were overtaken by the events of life as an expatriate in his new environment. They provided the material for his 1989 book A Year in Provence, an international bestseller that became a media phenomenon. Many more books followed, which were translated in more than 20 languages. Mayle also wrote articles for magazines and newspapers. A Year in Provence was adapted into a highly popular British television series in 1993. Mayle had to move to Amagansett on Long Island, New York, to get away from the thousands of fans and sightseers who showed up at his home in Provence. He later returned to France and a home in Vaugines, also in the Luberon.  The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor in 2002, for "coopération et francophonie."
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This page was formerly split, presumably because the topics written about are very diverse and an assumption was made that they couldn't have been the same author. Works that were previously on #2 had been moved to #1, leaving #2 empty. All the works in the unknowns were related to works in #1, so I unsplit the page.

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Estatísticas

Obras
68
Also by
14
Membros
19,282
Popularidade
#1,131
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
362
ISBNs
737
Idiomas
21
Favorito
47

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