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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers... more...
- 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 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's life in the Mediterranean, this account documents the happy years Ford Madox Ford spent living in the South of France with his young artist lover, Biala.. Blending fiction, history, memoir, travel, and cookery writing, this tome charmingly evokes Ford and Biala's ramshackle, bohemian life in their villa on the... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 11.83
War truly begins when the invading army, conquest complete, goes home. It is the relationship between the native population and those remaining behind as part of the new administration which holds the key to our understanding of not only the mechanisms of conquest, but also the fundamental elements of government desired by societies. Nowhere is this... 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$ 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...