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- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.27
Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, tried for years to employ the most famous Condottiere in his day. But Colleoni never crossed the Alps. The Venice Republic wanted nothing but tranquillity and prevented him from going away. Documents in the National Library of Paris indicate why Colleoni liked to be a Burgundian: He hoped to become the... 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...
- Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.74
The Field By The River is a thought-provoking and enchanting work; a joyous, charming celebration of the fragile, interconnected ecosystem that can be found if we only take the time to part the leaves, look under the mosses or overturn a stone. more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09
A sweet, leisurely exploration of the life of Les Arques (population 159), a hilltop village in a remote corner of France, untouched by the modern era. It is a story of a dying village's struggle to survive, of a dead artist whose legacy begins its rebirth, and of chef Jacques Ratier and his wife, Noelle, whose bustling restaurant - the village's... more...