Thursday, March 04, 2010

Peter Mayle's 6 favorite travel books

The Vintage Caper, Peter Mayle's latest novel, "begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting the Los Angeles Times to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist."

Mayle told The Week magazine about his six favorite travel books. One title on the list:
Everybody Was So Young by Amanda Vaill

Gerald and Sara Murphy were American settlers on the French Riviera in the 1920s. Their friends included the famous of the day: Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Dorothy Parker, and dozens of others. This is the Murphys’ evocative and fascinating story.
Read about another book on Mayle's list.

--Marshal Zeringue