Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle


Peter Mayle was born in Brighton and went to boarding-school there for several years before leaving England for Barbados where his father had been posted with the Foreign Office. He left school at 16 and joined Shell as a trainee, before getting a job in advertising where he began as a copywriter. After almost 15 successful years in the industry, he decided to devote himself fully to writing.
Mayle began his writing career with a series of factual guides for children and adults, and also published two volumes of stories for children about Chilly Billy, who lives in the fridge.
However, it was in 1989, having relocated two years earlier from Devon to Provence in order to concentrate on fiction, that Peter Mayle published the book which not only became an international bestseller but also redefined the travel genre: A Year in Provence chronicles, with great humour and affection, the challenges Peter and his wife Jennie faced in adapting to French life. Over the years, he was to write several more books on Provence and on aspects – including the cuisine – of the life there.
Mayle also wrote several standalone novels (including A Good Year, which was adapted into a film directed by Ridley Scott) and four light-hearted detective stories, featuring the character Sam Levitt.
In 2002, Peter Mayle was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in recognition of his services to French culture.

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Seems like just a matter of time before we learn something new about Tether given its connections to FTX and Farmington State Bank, which shared a chairman with Deltec (a key Tether bank).

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Enjoy yourself (it's later than you think)

Anyone else getting this style spam message in Gmail?

It's been relentless lately. I wonder how they evade spam filters so consistently.

+1 to this. @sydecario is a robust platform for SPVs and other private deals. It’s a great option for those who need to transition from Assure.

Mike is one of the good ones.

Twitter is a Rorschach test.

Every tweet reflects back one's own perceptions.

This place is exhausting

I assume tfg will of course decline to return, since his Twitter alternative is doing so amazingly well, and I’m sure he won’t be baited into this obvious publicity stunt. 🙄

I've seen a lot of people asking "why does everyone think Twitter is doomed?"

As an SRE and sysadmin with 10+ years of industry experience, I wanted to write up a few scenarios that are real threats to the integrity of the bird site over the coming weeks.

I still remember my ICQ user number by heart

I really want to know whether the fail whale still exists if Twitter goes down, but I also don't want to Twitter to go down, so...

Schroedinger's Fail Whale

Great idea until one realizes that all the venues are locked into exclusive contracts with Ticketmaster, so you'd have nowhere to play and that's how they preserve their monopoly...

I know Twitter is not the place for nuance (understatement if there ever was), but just maybe two things can both be true:

this site can be run with a LOT fewer people


things didn't need to go down this way

car crashes tend to draw lots of spectators...

I hope there's a Twitter clone skunkworks project being furiously built at Microsoft or Google right now... feels like that lane is WIDE open.

*circus theme music intensifies* 🤡

Nothing but gratitude for the Tweeps who got @Twitter (“Twittr” 💙) to this point. It’s been magical. 🫡

Fingers crossed that there is a next chapter. 🤞

This thread is a doozy. 🤯