Peter Mayle. Does the name seem familiar? A year in Provence, Toujours Provence, Acquired taste...?? My first introduction to Mayle's writing was via Marilyn (university friend who's taste differs from mine..and as a result her recommendations are occasionally ignored). I remember how enchanted I was with his writing. I've read "a year in provence" many times since, and still keep coming back for more. The second mayle book which I enjoyed ( possibly more than the first) is "Acquired Taste". Divided into chapters, complete on its own, I was completely obsessed with it for a while. And so, I am now in posession of another Mayle book; " The Vintage Caper".