Peter Mayle Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Brodt, Bonita. Review of Sweet Dreams and Monsters, by Peter Mayle. Chicago Tribune—Books (1 March 1987): 5.

Brief, positive appraisal of Sweet Dreams and Monsters.

Duffy, Martha, "How to Eat, How to Live." Time 138, No. 3, (22 July 1991): 62-3.

Discusses the content and critical reception of A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence.

McMurran, Kristin. "Shaggy Dog Story." People Weekly 43, No. 13 (3 April 1995): 28.

Brief article concerning A Dog's Life.

Pearl, Patricia. Review of Why Are We Getting a Divorce?, by Peter Mayle. School Library Journal 35, No. 1 (September 1988): 178.

Suggests that Why Are We Getting a Divorce? may disturb children rather than reassure them.

Rothstein, Mervyn. "A Burnisher of Golden Provence." The New York Times (27 June 1991): 18.

Discusses Mayle's life and publishing career through Toujours Provence.

Slung, Michele. "French Provincial." The Washington Post (11 July 1990): C2.

Praises A Year in Provence for its evocation of Provençal life.

Tayman, John, and Nolan, Cathy. "Peter Mayle's French Kiss." People Weekly 36, No. 8 (2 September 1991): 71-2.

Highlights Mayle's life and career and describes the "minor literary controversy" over his contributions to Provençal tourism with A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence.


Drozdiak, William. "Peter Mayle." The Washington Post (3 January 1991): 1.

Comments on Mayle's books and their success.