Saturday, June 19, 2010

Peter Mayle's six best books

Peter Mayle worked in advertising until he decided to live where he most longed to, Provence, and try his hand at writing. With the success of his first book describing his new life, A Year in Provence, his life took a notable turn for the better.

He told the Daily Express about his six best books.

One title on the list:
Master & Commander
by Patrick O’Brian

I love all 20 volumes of O’Brian’s fabulous sea saga. Indeed it’s better than the Hornblower series. It boasts great characters and is a good way to learn some history.
Read about the other books on Mayle's list.

The Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O'Brian made Bella Bathurst's top ten list of books on the sea.

--Marshal Zeringue