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  • All Our Happy Days Are Stupidby Sheila Heti

    McSweeney's 2015; US$ 9.99

    Two couples, each with a twelve-year-old child, travel to Paris; within a few moments of discovering each other in a crowd, one of their children disappears. A day later, one of the mothers disappears, too. The story that follows is a wonderfully strange, beautifully composed examination of happiness and desperation, complete with a man in a bear... more...

  • The Ile-de-France (Routledge Revivals)by Marc Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in English in 1971, The Ile-de-France presents the reader with a study of the countryside around Paris through the eyes of Marc Bloch, a man with his own view of history. It looks at the area?s origins, extent, geographical features, archaeology, and past local histories. The book extends beyond the region of Paris itself and... more...

  • The Paris Zoneby James Cannon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Since the mid-1970s, the term zone has often been associated with the post-war housing estates on the outskirts of large French cities. However, it once referred to a more circumscribed space: the zone non aedificandi (non-building zone) which encircled Paris (1840-1940). This unusual territory came to occupy a central place in Parisian culture. By... more...

  • Karl der Großeby Wilfried Hartmann

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 19.09

    Karl der Große (748-814) ist wohl der bekannteste Herrscher des Mittelalters. Als bedeutendster Vertreter der Karolinger, als "Baumeister Europas", prägte er seine Zeit nachhaltig und fasziniert die nachfolgenden Generationen bis heute. Diese neue Biographie vermittelt kompakt und dennoch anschaulich eine große Fülle von Informationen zu... more...

  • Robert `Curthose', Duke of Normandy [c.1050-1134]by William M. Aird

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    This detailed biography offers a reappraisal of the career of Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son and duke of Normandy from 1087 to 1106, locating the duke's career in the social, cultural and political context of the period. Robert's relationship with members of his family shaped the political landscape of England and Normandy for... more...

  • Breakfast in Burgundyby Raymond Blake

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Laced with compelling writing about French food and its ways, Breakfast in Burgundy is part travel memoir, part foodie detective story, and part love song to Raymond?s adopted home. This book tells the story of the Blakes? decision to buy a house in Burgundy. Raymond describes the moments of despair—such as the water leak that cost a fortune—and... more...

  • Seven Letters from Parisby Samantha Vérant

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime At age 40, Samantha Verant's life is falling apart-she's jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck... until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she'd met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize... more...

  • The King's Irishmen: The Irish in the Exiled Court of Charles II, 1649-1660by Mark R.F. Williams

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    A novel study of the political, religious, and cultural worlds of the principal Irish figures at the exiled court of Charles II more...

  • Nelson - the New Lettersby Colin White

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Nelson was a letter writer of great flair and somehow, between his naval service and recovering from various illnesses and wounds and, of course, despite his famously tangled love-life, he managed to write an extraordinary number of them, on all subjects and addressed to all manner of recipients. This widely-praised volume collects together over 500... more...

  • Top 10 Normandyby Fiona Duncan; Jeffrey Kennedy; Leonie Glass

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Normandy will lead you straight to the very best Normandy has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's... more...