Peter Mayle was born 14 June 1939 and died 18 January 2018
- Very little happens in my books.
- I have a terrible weakness for collecting snatches of other people’s conversations, and occasionally I’m rewarded with unusual fragments of knowledge.
- Best advice I’ve ever received: Finish.
- I’d rather live precariously in my own office than comfortably in somebody else’s.
- I have a very set routine. I work six days a week, but only half days. I work from 9 in the morning till 1 in the afternoon, without any interruptions, a fair slug.
- Prescription for writer’s block: fear of poverty.
Peter Mayle was a British author noted for his memoirs of life in Provence, France. He moved to southern France in the late 80s, but his plans to write a novel were overtaken by an account of life in his new environment. This resulted in his 1989 book A Year in Provence. His books have been adapted for television and film.
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