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  • Under the Tuscan Sun | Frances Mayes

    Under the Tuscan Sun

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer - opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In sensuous and evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Also available: Bella Tuscany.

    Alicia says: "Under the Tuscan Sun"
  • A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller | Frances Mayes

    A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    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.

    Sonia says: "Enjoyable escape (mostly)"
  • Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life | Frances Mayes

    Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    In this sequel to her New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, the celebrated "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) lyrically chronicles her continuing, two decades-long love affair with Tuscany's people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle.

    Ron Brown says: "Travelers Guide"
  • Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir | Frances Mayes

    Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    The author of three beloved tales about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. Under Magnolia is a searingly honest, humorous, and moving ode to family and place, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, or cause us to define ourselves.

    Kevin Graves says: "France's Mayes is like a warm old friend."
  • Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy | Frances Mayes

    Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy.

  • Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy | Frances Mayes

    Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    Filled with recipes from Mayes' Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. Mayes writes of her continuing love affair with Italy: her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration.

    Amazon Customer says: "Maudlin Journal cum Drawl"
  • In Tuscany | Frances Mayes,Edward Mayes

    In Tuscany

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes
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    From the best selling author whose memoirs Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany have captured the voluptuousness of Italian life in sensuous and evocative prose, comes a lavishly illustrated celebration of Tuscany's people, food, landscapes, and art, as well as the abundant pleasures of Italian life.

    Claire says: "Disappointing but not a total waste"
  • Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style from the Heart of Italy | Frances Mayes,Edward Mayes

    Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style from the Heart of Italy

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    When Frances Mayes fell in love with Tuscany and Bramasole, millions of readers basked in the experience through her three best-selling memoirs. Now Frances and her husband, In Tuscany coauthor Edward, share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for listeners stateside to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, gardens, entertaining and, most important, outlook on life.

  • A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller | Frances Mayes

    A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    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.

    snowy plover says: "Someone stop this woman"
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