Peter Mayle at Home in Provence

In case you can’t get to Provence this weekend, you can live vicariously through Peter Mayle. In this video interview, he talks about his writing habits, explains that David Ogilvy taught him years ago that “you must learn to murder your darlings,” and that he likes to have well-fed characters. Mayle is charming, and the backdrop is stunning.

His latest book, The Diamond Caper, was released earlier this month.

Beth Golay

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