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A Year in the World - Journeys of a Passionate Traveler

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

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

17h 27m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:04


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:39


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:26


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:36


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:16


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:41


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:55


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:52


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:33


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:39


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:28


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:44


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:52


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:56


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:14


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:08


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:34


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:10


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:24


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:11


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:36


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:07


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:52


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:56


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:52


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:03


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:43


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:44


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:49


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:51


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:18


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:38


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:29


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:26


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:20


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:50


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:38


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:38


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:32


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

01:33


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:22


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:22


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:08


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:12


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:06


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:56


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:48


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:41


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:58


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:55


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:34


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:26


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:40


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:53


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:37


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:29


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:27


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:08


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:50


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:28


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:46


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:28


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:13


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:13


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:16


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:01


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:46


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:02


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:03


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:36


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:07


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:04


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:13


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:02


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:54


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:03


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:00


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:37


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:58


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:58


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:18


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:59


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:18


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:10


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:22


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:27


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:59


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:59


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:47


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:45


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:16


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:18


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:24


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:57


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

01:14:28

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