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Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence

Peter Mayle

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ISBN 10: 0679402292 / ISBN 13: 9780679402299
Published by Knopf, New York, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Uncorrected proof. Near fine in plain yellow wrappers. Trial dust jacket and other promotional material stapled to the inside of the front cover. Wrappers have slight wear. This copy is signed by Mayle on the title-page. Bookseller Inventory # b10975

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Title: Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: HARDCOVER

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Having delighted millions of Americans with A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, Peter Mayle treats us to a wonderfully entertaining novel of escape, romance and adventure. played in the landscape he has made so irresistible.

Simon Shaw, a forty-two-year-old advertising tycoon, worn down by insatiable clients and a rapacious ex-wife, wants to get away from it all. On impulse he drives to the south of France. When an accident leaves him stranded in a small village in the Luberon, an enchanting Frenchwoman, who is between husbands, comes to his rescue and soon lures him into buying the local gendarmerie. Together they transform it into a little jewel of a hotel. And life seems idyllic.

But at the same time, a crook, recently released from the Marseilles prison, is plotting to rob the bank in the nearby town. Paths cross. schemes go awry -- and through it all Peter Mayle delights us with the intrigues of the haut monde that descends on the Hotel Pastis and the machinations of the bad guys, as everything conspires to threaten the heaven on earth that Simon Shaw has envisioned.

About the Author:

Peter Mayle spent fifteen years in the advertising business, first as a copywriter and then as a reluctant executive, before escaping Madison Avenue in 1975 to write educational books for children.  In 1990, Mr. Mayle published A Year in Provence, which became an international bestseller.  He is also the author of Encore Provence, Toujours Provence, A Dog's Life, Anything Considered and Chasing Cezanne.  In addition to writing books which have been translated into more than twenty languages, Mayle has contributed to the Sunday Times, Financial Times, Independent, GQ and Esquire.  He and his wife and two dogs live in the South of France.
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