A Year in Provence - June Summary & Analysis

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In June, a notice left on their windshield convinces the Mayles to donate blood to help a young boy in need of an operation and many blood transfusions. The hall where the collection is taking place is crowded with those who want to help. Another difference between the French and the English that strikes the Mayles at this event: in England, one donates blood and receives a biscuit and a cup of tea; in France, one donates blood, then heads to the tables where one can choose from not only sausage meats and breads, but mugs of wine as well. This is another example of how the French live life to the fullest through their taste buds and their stomachs.

A friend of the Mayles from London visits, and is aghast at the sight of men kissing. Peter, however, finds the custom of the kiss...

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