Free download ↠ A Year in the World Journeys of A Passionate Traveller 109

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Free download ↠ A Year in the World Journeys of A Passionate Traveller 109 â A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales of memory woven intoEst With her beloved Tuscany as a home base Mayes travels to Spain Portugal France the British Isles and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey Greece the South of Italy and North Africa Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art architecture. I am halfway through the book the author still hasn't left Southern Europe I give up I would prefer adventure and fewer descriptions of luxury meals

Frances Mayes ↠ 9 Review

History landscape and social and culinary traditions Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to readers An illuminating and passionate book that will be savored by all who loved Under the Tuscan Sun A Year in the World is travel writing at its pea. Is there a decent travel writer who isn't a pretentious windbag It's fascinating to me how a woman who has made a career out of traveling to amazing places can be SO DULL Her disdain for most of the British Isles annoys me Sorry it's not your gorgeous Italy but get over it Also she called Wales England which it is not England is one of my favorite places and Frances Mayes managed to bore me to death because she wanted to explain the whole country through GARDENS Ok maybe gardens are an important feature of British culture but I don't care about how many flower varieties you see and what planting techniues you want to use in your Italian gardenI think she hates fat people tooA lot of my resentment for this book and Frances Mayes maaaay have something to do with the fact that she is much older than me Whereas I am content to stay in hostels of uestionable cleanliness she whines about a rental house that is too close to the road and thus too noisy I don't think she'd be very fun to travel with Still 3 stars because some chapters actually were beautiful

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A Year in the World Journeys of A Passionate TravellerA CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes a celebration of the allure of travel of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales of memory woven into the present and of a joyous sense of u. I must confess that I haven't finished reading Frances Mayes' A Year in the World I love travel books and read a favorable review of this onereviewers sometimes exaggerate After a few running starts the book wound up in the bathroom Listening to the tap drip was interesting so I've moved it to the side of my bed where I read it whenever I'm suffering from insomnia which is fairly often So I pick up A Year in the World read it for a few pages of it's eternal present tense where Mayes layers on eye glazing fact after fact about the local history art cuisine or whatever where ever she and poor Ed might find themselves Her observations spark memories where we're dragged along as she wonders about her future grandchildren and other triviaAt this point I'm on page 80 So as a travel book this is a lousy read On the other hand if you can't get to sleep it's better than a prescription for melatonin Bring it along on your next transatlantic flight and you'll awaken refreshed if a bit bored by your mauve dreams