By Frances Mayes
A vintage FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING writer OF UNDER MAGNOLIA
The writer who unforgettably captured the adventure of beginning a new existence in Tuscany in bestselling trip memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself—and her readers—in the points of interest, aromas, and treasures of twelve new targeted locations.
A 12 months within the World is classic Frances Mayes—a social gathering of the attract of go back and forth, of serendipitous pleasures present in not likely locales, of reminiscence woven into the current, and of a joyous experience of quest. an incredible go back and forth better half, Frances Mayes brings to the web page the interest of an intrepid explorer, awesome insights into the beauty of the typical, and a compelling narrative type that entertains because it informs.
With her loved Tuscany as a house base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, and to the Mediterranean global of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She chefs in Portugal, gathers rules within the gardens of britain and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers a fantastic position to stay in Mantova, and explores the basic Moroccan urban of Fez. She rents homes between usual citizens, retailers at local markets, wanders the again streets, and in all places contemplates the concept that of domestic. whereas in Greece, she follows the vintage Homeric voyage around the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone residence in Crete, after which drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with pals, she sails the traditional coast, mountain climbing to archaeological websites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine cities. Weaving jointly own perceptions and expert remark on paintings, structure, historical past, panorama, and social and culinary traditions of every quarter, Mayes brings the immediacy of existence in her transitority houses to the reader. An illuminating and passionate e-book that may be savored by means of all who enjoyed Under the Tuscan sunlight, A 12 months within the World is commute writing at its peak.
Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia
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A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes