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Oddly, I've met 2 or 3 other people who claim to have run into Peter Mayle. All noted he was pretty drunk at the time.

Proof positive that mediocre prose, coupled with nostalgia and a little light exotism mixed in, can be milked for all it is worth.

I can do mediocre prose, but the trouble is everybody's at it these days. He had the virtue of being first.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 at 02:54:04 PM EST
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My first introduction to the ad world (from whence Mayle came), way back when, convinced me admen and adwomen were all alcoholics. The favoured drink was brandy in milk. It was all about appearances.

Later they moved on to Peruvian cocoa, but I guess Mayle was old school.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 at 03:11:45 PM EST
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