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A Year in the World - Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

Frances Mayes

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The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in bestselling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself-and her readers-in the sights, aromas, and treasures of twelve new special places. 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 quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs. 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. In Andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. 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 peak.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:50

Introduction
Introduction

05:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:21


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:43


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:35


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:43