Peter Mayle

Get Smashed

Get Smashed

by Sam Delaney

Sceptre HK$128

Sunday, 27 July, 2008, 12:00am

The great (book) escape

The country is in a serious political crisis, the scandal-ridden government could fall at any moment, there might be a coup d'etat and there is a possibility of violence in the streets. I don't know about you, but I'm off to the bookshops. It is one way to cope with the stress.

28 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

A Good Year

A Good Year

by Peter Mayle

Little, Brown $225

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Losing the plot

JILL LAURIMORE'S CLOYING, satirical tale about a gaggle of women in the south of France grates and grinds along - a sort of female take on Peter Mayle's A Year In Provence.

Its one redeeming feature is that it shares with the reader an exhilarating -

3 Mar 2001 - 12:00am


Bestsellers Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Visual Dictionary, by David West Reynolds. Dorling Kindersley. The characters, costumes, creatures and cool gadgets Memoirs Of A Geisha, by Arthur Golden, Vintage. Japan's floating world, as seen through the eyes of Sayuri, a 'person of the performing arts' Mr Maybe, by Jane Green, Penguin.

24 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

A run with the hound

PETER Mayle is at it again. The man who made a fortune from comic books about willies (as in the male appendage) and then made another fortune from books about France, has written a book about his dog.

If A Dog's Life were by anybody else - you or me, for instance - it would be a considerable failure. But because it is by Mayle, people are buying it.

19 Aug 1995 - 12:00am