By Frances Mayes
The writer who unforgettably captured the event of beginning a new lifestyles in Tuscany in bestselling go back and forth memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself—and her readers—in the points of interest, aromas, and treasures of twelve new exact areas.
A yr 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 awesome commute significant other, Frances Mayes brings to the web page the interest of an intrepid explorer, amazing insights into the sweetness of the standard, and a compelling narrative type that entertains because it informs.
With her liked 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 principles within the gardens of britain and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an amazing position to dwell in Mantova, and explores the basic Moroccan urban of Fez. She rents homes between usual citizens, outlets at local markets, wanders the again streets, and in every single place contemplates the idea that of domestic. whereas in Greece, she follows the vintage Homeric voyage around the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone condo in Crete, after which drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with acquaintances, she sails the traditional coast, mountain climbing to archaeological websites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine cities. Weaving jointly own perceptions and knowledgeable observation on artwork, structure, historical past, panorama, and social and culinary traditions of every quarter, Mayes brings the immediacy of lifestyles in her transitority houses to the reader. An illuminating and passionate publication that might be savored via all who enjoyed Under the Tuscan solar, A 12 months within the World is trip writing at its peak.
Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia
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