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A Year in the World By Frances Mayes

A Year in the World
by Frances Mayes

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Presents a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely places, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. This book brings to the page the curiosity of an explorer, provides insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a narrative style that entertains as it informs.
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A Year in the World by Frances Mayes

"A Year in the World" is vintage Frances Mayes - a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely places, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs. With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain and Portugal, France, the British Isles, and the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the south of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucia, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among locals, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and the social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. An illuminating and passionate book that will be savored by all who loved "Under the Tuscan Sun", "A Year in the World" is travel writing at its absolute best.

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A Year in the World Reviews


"Those who want to find parts of themselves they didn't know existed, take risks, have an adventure . . . and discover another culture altogether, with its different rhythms, tastes, smells, and ways of being human--those readers will find in Mayes a kindly, eager, tough-spirited guide."
--"Houston Chronicle"
"Mayes is a master at capturing a solid sense of place through her lush, poetic narratives."
--"Orlando Sentinel"
"It's easy to understand why Mayes has become a kind of cult figure for seekers of The Good Life. She not only inspires us to seize the moment, sip the wine, and smell the roses, she also makes us feel it is quite possible to transform our lives, just as she did."
--"Lexington Herald-Leader
""Mayes displays a gift for conveying everyday life through her writing . . . and presents a simpler, less frantic version of how to live one's life."
--"USA Today
""Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer."--"Chicago Tribune"
"Those who want to find parts of themselves they didn't know existed, take risks, have an adventure . . . and discover another culture altogether, with its different rhythms, tastes, smells, and ways of being human--those readers will find in Mayes a kindly, eager, tough-spirited guide."
--"Houston Chronicle"
"Mayes is a master at capturing a solid sense of place through her lush, poetic narratives."
--"Orlando Sentinel"
"It's easy to understand why Mayes has become a kind of cult figure for seekers of The Good Life. She not only inspires us to seize the moment, sip the wine, and smell the roses, she also makes us feel it is quite possible to transform our lives, just as she did."
--"Lexington Herald-Leader
""Mayes displays a gift for conveying everyday life through her writing . . . and presents a simpler, less frantic version of how to live one's life."
--"USA Today
""Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer."--"Chicago Tribune"
" Those who want to find parts of themselves they didn't know existed, take risks, have an adventure . . . and discover another culture altogether, with its different rhythms, tastes, smells, and ways of being human-- those readers will find in Mayes a kindly, eager, tough-spirited guide."
-- "Houston Chronicle"
" Mayes is a master at capturing a solid sense of place through her lush, poetic narratives."
-- "Orlando Sentinel"
" It's easy to understand why Mayes has become a kind of cult figure for seekers of The Good Life. She not only inspires us to seize the moment, sip the wine, and smell the roses, she also makes us feel it is quite possible to transform our lives, just as she did."
-- "Lexington Herald-Leader
"" Mayes displays a gift for conveying everyday life through her writing . . . and presents a simpler, less frantic version of how to live one's life."
-- "USA Today
"" Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer." -- "Chicago Tribune"

About Frances Mayes


FRANCES MAYES is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN - which was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane - was followed by BELLA TUSCANY and two illustrated books, IN TUSCANY and BRINGING TUSCANY HOME. Mayes is also the author of the novel SWAN, six books of poetry, and THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY. She lives in Cortona, Italy, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Additional information

GOR003631306
A Year in the World by Frances Mayes
Frances Mayes
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2006-04-03
448
0593049454
9780593049457
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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