Peter Mayle’s writings brilliantly captured the essence of Provence with its rich and indelible charm.
His oeuvre inspired countless tourists to (re-)discover Provence, gaze in awe at its lavender fields, and celebrate its unique art de vivre.
He wrote follow-ups Toujours Provence and Encore Provence, as well as educational and children’s books.
Publisher Alfred A Knopf said he died in a hospital near his home in the south of France after a short illness.
We are sad to report that Peter Mayle, the beloved writer who wrote multiple bestselling books about life in Provence, died early today at a hospital near his home in the south of France. He was 78.