A Year in the World
By (author) Frances Mayes
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Year in the World by Frances Mayes
Book DescriptionA YEAR IN THE WORLD is classic Frances Mayes - a celebration of the allure of travel, of unexpected pleasures found in unlikely places and a joyous sense of adventure and discovery. Both a passionate traveller and the ideal travel companion, Mayes allows us to hitch a ride as she wanders off the beaten track and discovers twelve new special places in the world. Using her beloved Tuscany as a home base, she sets off to find hidden treasures in Spain and Portugal, France, the British Isles, and the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the south of Italy and North Africa. Along the way, she cooks up a storm in Portugal, follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, revels in the good life in Santorini and hunkers down in a stone house draped with bougainvillea in Crete. In Turkey she sails the ancient coast, snorkels over sunken Byzantine towns and hikes to ancient archeological sites. She takes a literary pilgrimage in Burgundy and gathers ideas in the gardens of Scotland and England. In Morocco, she explores the city of Fez, discovers the ideal place to live in Mantova - and much, much more. Weaving together the simple pleasures of everyday life with fascinating insights
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781863253291
(208mm x 137mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Frances Mayes
Under the Tuscan Sun, Paperback (December 2016)
With descriptions of the vibrant local markets, food, wine and the Italian landscape, this book intends to inspire readers to embark on their own journeys - whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, or savouring one of the book's dozens of delicious seasonal recipes.
Under Magnolia, Paperback / softback (March 2015)
A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"
Tuscan Sun Cookbook, Hardback (March 2012)
For readers of Frances Mayes's bestselling phenomenon "Under the Tuscan Sun" comes "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook," in which Mayes and her husband Ed celebrate the ease of the Tuscan kitchen and the joys of the table with more than 125 recipes, stunning food and lifestyle photography, and Frances and Ed's delicious stories.
Every Day in Tuscany, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Frances Mayes
In this new memoir Frances Mayes offers her readers another deeply personal account of her present-day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since her previous memoirs appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless, unchanging beauty and simple pleasures of Italian life.
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Author Biography - Frances Mayes
Frances Mayes is the author of the international bestsellers UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, which became a movie starring Diane Lane, and BELLA TUSCANY, illustrated books IN TUSCANY and BRINGING TUSCANY HOME, the novel, SWAN, six books of poetry, and THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY. She divides her time between Cortona, Italy, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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