Saturday, June 19, 2010

Peter Mayle's 6 best books

Peter Mayle worked in advertising until he decided to live where he most longed to, Provence, and try his hand at writing. With the success of his first book describing his new life, A Year in Provence, his life took a notable turn for the better.

He told the Daily Express about his six best books.

One title on the list:
The Leopard
by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Set in 19th-century Sicily at the time of Garibaldi’s Redshirts this is a famous Italian novel about a turbulent time in the nation’s history. It also made a pretty good film starring Burt Lancaster but the book is naturally superior.
Read about another of Mayle's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue