Wednesday, May 23, 2007

More travel reading

Another great book for armchair travelers is A year in Provence by Peter Mayle, which is probably the most famous travel book of recent times. It's not a story but rather a history of the area, its customs, food, culture and life, with some personal history peppered in as well. I don't believe this one has been made into a movie as Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun has. Both books are in the style of travel history, not a travelogue, not a travel guide and not a novel either. It's a genre I have come to love very much and am working to collect more books like these.

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