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- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
Nice is irresistably frivolous, like a dotty and unexpectedly girlish old lady. From the crisp meringue of the Belle Époque hotels on the Promenade des Anglais, to the candy-colored buildings along the Cours Saleya, it is a thoroughly delicious city. Everyone who visits Nice falls in love with the palm-shaded walks along the eight-km/five-mile... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99
Broad, flat and sunburnt, the Camargue is an almost surreal web of shallow, lakes (étangs), meandering rivers, canals, marshes and dunes. Part-desert, part-irrigated plain, part-grassland, part-nature reserve, it is an area of France truly unlike any other. A rough triangle, bounded on the north by Arles, the west by Aigues Mortes and theeast... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99
Head north and east of Avignon and the landscape of Provence changes dramatically. The fertile plains of western Vaucluse, known as the Comtat Venaissin, give way to rising, forested hills and mountains. It is here that the South of France begins to lift itself into the first intimations of the Pre-Alpes. Vineyards, olive groves and orchards spread... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99
Along the Côte d'Azur and the Riviera, this region is usually referred to as l'arrière pays - the back country. If you love dramatic landscapes, nearly vertical gorges, calm mountain lakes and valleys so deep and tight they have their own climates, you can't help finding Haute Provence thrillingly beautiful. This... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
The study of French culture has long ceased to be purely centred on literature. Undergraduate French courses now embrace all forms of cultural production and consumption, and students need to have a broad knowledge of everything from day-time TV and the latest detective novels to debates about national identity and immigration policies. This stimulating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95
In 987, when Hugh Capet took the throne of France, founding a dynasty which was to rule for over 300 years, his kingdom was weak and insignificant. But by 1100, the kingdom of France was beginning to dominate the cultural nd religious life of western Europe. In the centuries that followed, to scholars and to poets, to reforming churchmen and monks,... more...
- Parthian Books 2014; US$ 9.99
What happens when you pluck a family from a Welsh hillside and transplant them to a French field?How do you renovate a derelict pig shed pas de finance?Lessons in Impermanence is an exploration of experimental living. Jettisoning the 9-5, Jane Parry documents the Breton country year in a journal, facing up to the many challenges involved when you opt... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99
During the Great War almost 650 men enlisted from the small market town of Alton, Hampshire. These soldiers served all over the globe, including the Western Front, India, Mesopotamia, Salonika, Turkey and Russia, and were never the same again; some choosing to tell their stories, others desperately trying to forget what they had experienced. But they... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99
Taking you through the year day by day, The Ipswich Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of one of England?s oldest towns. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed.Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from... more...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Poems in The Sun King, Conor O'Callaghan's fourth collection, happen in the spaces between parallel realities: virtual and pastoral; North Carolina, Ireland and Manchester's Chinatown district; loss and desire. His wit and virtuosity match his devotion to 'the carnal surface' of things (woodstoves, voicemail codes, sprinklers, money) and of the copious... more...