'A Year in Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

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The former British advertising agency copywriter and author of self-help books found fame and fortune in 1989 when he published a humorous account of he and his wife’s move to Ménerbes, a village in the Luberon in southern France, which sold more than six million copies and was translated into 40 languages.

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Author Peter Mayle, who wrote A Year in Provence, has died aged 78, his publisher has announced, reports BBC News.