Tributes paid to Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence



Sir Ridley Scott has praised the success and spirit of author Peter Mayle, who has died at the age of 78 after a short illness.
The film director, Mayle’s friend and neighbour, said his writing had depicted Anglo-French competitiveness “brilliantly”.
The 2006 film A Good Year, directed by Sir Ridley and starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard, was based on Mayle’s best-seller A Year In Provence.
He told the BBC: “It was all that humorous competitive spirit between the French and the English that Peter captured brilliantly.
“It was quite true about the French, and it was quite true about... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 45
Source: Scotsman
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