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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I was chatting with a hedge fund friend who is also well versed in private markets, and he said something I tend to agree with:

VCs are good at knowing which businesses could become huge, but not necessarily what the correct price to pay is.

I was hoping for some good news to end the week, and this thread absolutely did not deliver. I hate it here.

What’s happening in crypto is that unlike banks who can borrow from the Fed if there’s a run on them, crypto lenders have no backstop outside a private bailout from folks like SBF (BlockFi) or Goldman (Celsius).

Retail investors remain the biggest losers.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if everything in your payment ecosystem got along?

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It's ironic that over-leveraging, poor risk controls and a domino-effect of defaults is the same thing that caused both the 2008 financial crisis and the current meltdown of crypto, which was supposed to free us from 2008-style financial crises.

Lots of talk about deepfake vids being used for evil, but has anyone thought about the good this could do for parenting?

Instead of nagging your kids to eat veggies, imagine a deepfake video of Taylor Swift chalking up her multi-platinum success to her love of broccoli.

As someone who generally loves clean, thoughtful minimalist design, this thread makes some great points about not sacrificing character in the process.

$USD is to the Federal Reserve as crypto is to FTX, apparently

Say what you will, the man understands how to drive engagement.

American foreign policy makes a lot more sense when viewed through the lens of military fuel consumption

I imagine the caption to #5 (bottom middle) to be something like:

"Sure, you all have this supercomputer in your pocket, but when was the last time any of you actually flew a kite?"

Lol. Tether has promised some form of an audit since 2017. Their most recent auditor relationship “dissolved” for undisclosed reasons.

Pretty great summary of the recent crypto cycle insanity.

Elon leading Twitter to take on TikTok is clearly the only way to save civilization 🙄