A Year in Provence Characters & Character Analysis

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Peter has the dry sense of humor that his countrymen are famous for. As a Brit living in France, he makes observations that are often hilarious to the non-French reader. For example, when observing the students who frequent the Deux Garzons cafy, Peter's favorite eatery, he says, "Aix is a university town, and there is clearly something in the curriculum that attracts pretty students. The terrace of the Deux Garzons is always full of them, and it is my theory that they are there for education rather than refreshment. They are taking a degree course in cafy deportment, with a syllabus divided into four parts..." (p.106). He then goes on to describe The Arrival, The Entrance, Ritual Kissing, and Table Manners.

Though his sense of humor is typical of his ancestry, his constitution is not, for he says in the book of his guests...

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