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- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
From the coauthor of Holy Blood, Holy Grail ?a basis for The Da Vinci Code ?comes a deeper exploration of the secrets of Rennes-le-ChÔteau. In 1982, Henry Lincoln, along with colleagues Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, published Holy Blood, Holy Grail , which became an immediate international bestseller. It investigated Rennes-le-ChÔteau, a... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15
Duke Robert of Normandy may well be one of the greatest kings England never had. The eldest son of the Conqueror, his reputation was distorted by the English chroniclers, anxious to give legitimacy to the claims to the throne of Robert's brothers, William Rufus and Henry I. Known to history as a rebel and a lazy ruler, Katherine Lack shows that Robert... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 23.99
A cross-genre evocation of a writer'sálife in the Mediterranean, this account documents the happy years Ford Madox Fordáspent living in the South of France with his young artist lover, Biala.. Blending fiction, history, memoir, travel, and cookery writing,áthis tomeácharmingly evokes Ford and Biala's ramshackle, bohemian life in their villa on the... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 50.24
The ancient Roman city of Luna which was founded in 177 BC was famed for its port from which the marbles quarried in the Apuan Alps were delivered. The Roman harbour of Luni was also mentioned by the Greek geographer Strabo who lived in Italy around the 1st century. However, the exact location of this harbour is unknown. No reliable evidence of harbour... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99
In 1834, the British Lord Chancellor, Lord Henry Brougham, was on his way to Nice, still part of Italy and already a popular winter resort with English aristocrats. Because of a cholera epidemic in Provence, the governor of Nice had closed the border so Brougham and his daughter Eleanore were turned back. On their way to Grasse, they stopped for the... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99
Starting just east of la Ciotat, the great sweep of Mediterranean coast, all the way to the Italian border, is referred to as the Côte d'Azur or the Riviera. It is a large area with dozens of beaches and, despite the coast's reputation for toney glamor alternating with brash vulgarity, it's a great location for watersports, boating,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99
The scent of herbs and pines, the startling blue of the sea. The brilliant white of cliffs tumbling into the depths. The sound of pounding surf, the chiming of church bells. The sight of mountain peaks that break the clouds, the chill of an alpine breeze. All this, and more, is the Italian Riviera. Pinned between the mountains and the sea, on a steeply-sloped... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99
Cannes is probably the most urban of all the Riviera resorts. When not lounging on terraces overlooking the water (the quintessential Cannes accommodation is a rented apartment with a sea or pool view), experienced visitors spend a lot of time "en promenade." Before lunch on La Croisette is the traditional time and place to stroll, window... more...
- 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...