A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

By Frances Mayes

A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

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A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

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A CLASSIC AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA OF THE NEW YORK TIMES A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of travel allure, serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely places, memory woven into the present, and a happy sense of quest. Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British... Isles, and the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa with her beloved Tuscany as home base. Weaving personal perceptions together, and informed commentaries on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions, Mayes brings readers the immediacy of life in her temporary homes. An enlightening and passionate book that will be savored by all those who loved Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in the World is at its peak writing on travel.

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Quotes from A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

The world cracks open for those willing to take a risk.

There is so much jasmine and nightshade in the garden that we all wake with lyrical headaches.

Behind sunglasses we linger over espresso, talking about pizza as an art form, the geekiness of people's travel clothes...

[As Chevalley says,] 'Sicilians never want to improve for the simple reason that they think themselves perfect...

...outrageous flowers swagging off balconies like bright skirts of ballgowns...

If I lived here,...I have a feeling this place would take me.

Reviews of A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

A collection of tales about searching the globe for inspiration, only to find fulfillment on the return home.

The only passion is for the husband with whom she travels. They sweep around the Mediterranean like a couple cuddling in their living room.

Even people who don't normally read travel books are aware of the old Italian villa that Mayes and her husband restored, chronicled in Mayes's bestseller Under the T

Frances Mayes and her husband Ed give up the security of their tenured university positions and the comfort of routine, and slip into their new roles of modern-day explorers and travel writers.

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