Peter Mayle (1939-2018) was a British author of non-fiction, picture books and general fiction novels. He worked for several years in the advertising business, working with director Alan Parker. Peter would then start writing sex education books and other educational books for children. Plans for a novel sent him from Devon, UK to Provence, France, but he ended up writing memoirs about life as a British expat living in the south of France. His novel A Good Year was adapted to film by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.

Peter Mayle became a published author in 1973 with the non-fiction book Where Did I Come From?. His first novel was Expensive Habits, published in 1991. Below is a list of Peter Mayle’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Sam Levitt Books

The Vintage Caper (2009)Description / Buy at
The Marseille Caper (2012)Description / Buy at
The Corsican Caper / Murder in the Med (2014)Description / Buy at
The Diamond Caper (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Hotel Pastis (1993)Description / Buy at
Anything Considered (1996)Description / Buy at
Chasing Cezanne (1997)Description / Buy at
A Good Year (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Provence Non-Fiction Books

A Year in Provence (1989)Description / Buy at
Toujours Provence (1991)Description / Buy at
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France (1999)Description / Buy at
My Twenty-Five Years in Provence (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

'What's Happening to Me?': A Guide to Puberty (1975)Description / Buy at
'Will I Go To Heaven?' (1976)Description / Buy at
'Where Did I Come From?' (1977)Description / Buy at
'Will I Like It?' (1977)Description / Buy at
How To Be a Pregnant Father (1978)Description / Buy at
Baby Taming (1979)Description / Buy at
Divorce Can Happen to Nice People (1980)Description / Buy at
Great Moments in Baby History (1980)Description / Buy at
We're Not Pregnant (1981)Description / Buy at
Congratulations, You're Not Pregnant (1981)Description / Buy at
Grown-Ups and Other Problems: Help for Small People in a Big World (1982)Description / Buy at
Thirsty Work (1983)Description / Buy at
From Here to Maternity (1983)Description / Buy at
The Honeymoon Book (1984)Description / Buy at
Anything But Rover (1986)Description / Buy at
Sweet Dreams and Monsters (1986)Description / Buy at
Why Are We Getting a Divorce? (1988)Description / Buy at
Scruffs The Alternative Dog Show (1989)Description / Buy at
Dangerous Candy (1990)Description / Buy at
Acquired Tastes (1991)Description / Buy at
Expensive Habits (1991)Description / Buy at
Provence A-Z (1993)Description / Buy at
Provence (1993)Description / Buy at
Provence from the Air (1994)Description / Buy at
A Dog's Life (1995)Description / Buy at
French Lessons / Bon Appetit (2001)Description / Buy at
Confessions of a French Baker (2005)Description / Buy at
Up the Agency (2009)Description / Buy at
Provence in Ten Easy Lessons (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Wicked Willie Books

Man's Best Friend (1984)Description / Buy at
Twinkle Winkle: Man's Best Friend and Your Star Signs (1985)Description / Buy at
Wicked Willie's Guide to Women: A Worm's Eye View of the Fair Sex (1986)Description / Buy at
Wicked Willie's Low-Down on Men (1987)Description / Buy at
The World According to Wicked Willie (1988)Description / Buy at
Willie's Away! (1988)Description / Buy at
Dear Willie (1989)Description / Buy at
Wicked Willie Stand Up Comic (1990)Description / Buy at
Willie's Leg-Over Handbook (1991)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Amazing Adventures of Chilly Billy (1980)Description / Buy at
As Dead as a Dodo (1981)Description / Buy at
Footprints in the Butter (1988)Description / Buy at

Notes: The Amazing Adventures of Chilly Billy is also known as Chilly Billy. As Dead as a Dodo was co-authored by Paul Rice. Divorce: What Shall We Tell the Children? was alternatively titled Divorce Can Happen to the Nicest People. We’re Not Pregnant: An Illustrated Guide to Birth Control was also released as Congratulations, You’re Not Pregnant. The Wicked Willie books were co-authored with Gray Jolliffe. Dangerous Candy was co-authored with Raffaella Fletcher. Confessions of a French Baker was co-authored with with Gerard Auzet. Bon Appetit!: Travels Through France with Knife, Fork And Corkscrew was also published as French Lessons.

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