Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence (Paperback)

Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence By Peter Mayle Cover Image


A beguiling novel of romance, adventure, and tongue-in-cheek suspense set in the South of France, from the beloved, best-selling author of A Year in Provence.

Simon Shaw, a rumpled, fortyish English advertising executive, has decided to leave it all behind, and heads of to France to transform an abandoned police station in the Lubéron into a small but world-class hotel. On his side, Simon has a loyal majordomo and a French business partner who is as practical as she is ravishing. But he hasn’t counted on the malignant local journalist—or on the mauvaise types who have chosen the neighboring village as the site of their latest bank robbery. Slyly funny and overflowing with sensuous descriptions of the good life, Hotel Pastis is the literacy equivalent of a four-star restaurant.

About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of fifteen books, nine of them novels, including the beloved bestseller A Year in Provence. A recipient of the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lived in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for more than twenty-five years. Mayle died in 2018.

Praise For…

“Delightful, amusing and appealing, a merry celebration of sensual pleasures.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Once again . . . Mayle makes Provence sound like the most enticing place this side of paradise.” —People

“A deft comic novel. . . . Mayle’s gently satiric glance invites us happily into a world whose annoyances are cause for laughter.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Mayle is a writer of grace and good humor.” —The New Yorker

“A charming tale of love and labor in Provence.” —USA Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679751113
ISBN-10: 0679751114
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 8th, 1994
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Vintage