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Paris Revealed

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by STEPHEN CLARKE
Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. But do you know ...Which is the most romantic spot to say 'je't'aime'? And the sexiest? Where to see fantastic art, away from all the crowds? Why Parisian men feel compelled to pee in the street? How to choose a hotel room where you might actually get a good night's sleep? Stephen Clarke goes behind the scenes to reveal everything Parisians know about th...
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Two Steps Backward

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by Susie Kelly
Susie Kelly and her husband Terry had long dreamed of owning a home in France, but ironically it wasn't until they were facing homeless penury in England that they realized their dream. With five dogs, two parrots and their elderly horses, they moved to an old farmhouse in the Poitou-Charentes region with dirt floors, no water and a primitive electricity supply. While Terry was back in England trying to sup...
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Sandrine's Paris

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by Sandrine Voillet
Paris. The most romantic city in the world, and a city with an amazingly rich cultural history. From the Renaissance to the French Revolution, from the construction of the Eiffel Tower to Mitterrand's grands projets, Paris has borne witness to extraordinary people and events over the centuries. And who better to explore the French capital's cultural past than Sandrine Voillet. Art historian, cultural commen...
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French Country Kitchens

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by Dannenberg, Linda
The heart and soul of the French country home - and the source of France's legendary art de vivre - is the kitchen. Distinguished by striking craftsmanship, bold colours and vintage accents, the French country kitchen - whether a rustic retreat or an urban oasis - is always unique and inviting. In this beautiful celebration of France's real-life kitchens, Linda Dannenberg invites us into dozens of kitchens ...
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FRANCE A Sense Of Place

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by D'Humieres, Francois
Spring 2009 sees the publication of a new title in the series "A Sense of Place", this time on France. Designed as an innovative mix of travelogue and armchair travel, the book is presented as an ideal photo album the kind of album that everyone wishes they had the time or skill to put together, without the hassle of sifting through crumpled leaflets or fuzzy photos of monuments hidden behind the heads of s...
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Paris Between the Wars

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by Bouvet/3
In the years between 1919 and 1939, Paris experienced a cultural and intellectual boom. Packed with amazing illustrations, this book explores every aspect of the city during the interwar years, when Paris truly was the City of Light. Featuring a stellar array of artists, writers, composers, musicians, designers and artists, "Paris between the Wars" covers everything from architecture and technology, to fash...
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Paris - Objet Trouve

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by HERBERT YPMA
"Paris Objet Trouve" will help readers create their own Parisian flea market style. The book brims with an astonishing variety of colours and materials, whether ceramics, furniture, statues, paintings and glassware, and captures the eclecticism of the Parisian style, from Egyptian art to Art Deco. This visual sourcebook is ideal for designers, architects, artists, students and anyone interested in home deco...
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The Most Beautiful Villages Of The Loire

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by James Bentley
Usually associated with Renaissance chateaux and historical monuments, the Loire valley is in fact a place of much greater richness and interest than the image of popular perception. The river itself is the longest in France and passes through a succession of landscapes, many of them of a richness which suggests that this is truly 'the garden of France', as it is often called. Yet there is variety here, ref...
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The Most Beautiful Villages Of Normandy

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by Hugh Palmer
Normandy is a varied region of open country and woodland, stretching from the limestone plateau of the Pays de Caux in the northeast to Mont. St-Michel and the Cotentin peninsula in the west, where the villages anticipate the sturdy architecture of Brittany, and to the hills of the Perche Normand in the South a famous horse-breeding region. It is also a coastal land of towering cliffs and sandy beaches, imb...
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The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Provence

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by Helena Attlee
The outstanding beauty and distinction of the small towns of Provence have proved irrestibly attractive to visitors from other parts of Europe and from America for the best part of a century. From the hills and mountains of the Alps and the Luberon, to the rich vine-growing country of the Var, to the delightful resorts of the coast, these communities are special places. This illustrated survey opens in the ...
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Another Long Day On The Piste

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by Will Randall
“Another Long Day On The Piste” is one of those travel-writing books that is funny, refreshing, and full of wit that will have you shaking with laughter.
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Paris to the Past

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by Caro/2
In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orleans to evoke the miraculous visions of Joan of Arc, to Versailles to experience the flamboyant achievements of Louis XIV or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of M...
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The French Cafe

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by Marie-France Boyer
The French cafe epitomises the French art of living. Through its timeless glass doors float the aromas of strong coffee and black-tobacco, hot milk and fresh croissants. The cafe, open early until late, is both focus and microcosm of society. Friends talk; lovers linger; the white saucers pile up as the world goes by; a lone customer comes in to read the newspapers or for a petit verre at the bar. The Frenc...
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The Most Beautiful Villages of Burgundy

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by Bentley, James
This is one of the titles in the series The Most Beautiful Villages. The series celebrates the beauty of regional France through stunning colour photography. There is also a section of useful information but the beautiful photographs will rightfully distract from anything practical!
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The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany

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by Bentley, James
This is one of the titles in the series The Most Beautiful Villages. The series celebrates the beauty of regional France through stunning colour photography. There is also a section of useful information but the beautiful photographs will rightfully distract from anything practical!
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Village Voices

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by Marie-France Boyer
In modern France, as in centuries past, village life revolves around the school, post office, shops and railway station, the centres where people meet to exchange news and to gossip. This is a visual distillation of village life in France today, where the traditions live on in the cafe that doubles as a charcuterie or in the small hotel (awarded no stars in the guide books) that provides for wedding recepti...
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Adventures on the Wine Route

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by Lynch, Kermit
"Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull...If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms; there is a world of magic to discover." So wrote the renowned wine expert Kermit Lynch in the introduction to Adventures on the Wine Route, his ultimate tour of France, especially its wine cellars. The "magic" of wine is Lynch's subject as he takes the reader on a sin...
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Smiley's People

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by John Le Carre
Smiley's People is one of John le Carre's classic Cold War novels and George Smiley one of his most acclaimed characters. Into a shadowy, violent and intricate world steeped in moral ambivalence steps George Smiley, sometime acting Chief of the Circus, as the Secret Service is known. His brief is to bury crime, not solve it, as he fights his own private battle from London to Paris and to Hamburg for his las...
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Virgile's Vineyard: A Year in the Languedoc Wine Country

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by Patrick Moon
Among the rich cast of characters he meets during his year of exploration is Virgile, a young local wine-maker who offers to initiate Patrick into the mysteries of each season's work in the fields and in the cellar. Virgile is passionately committed to perfection, though he operates on a shoestring. At the other extreme is Manu, Patrick's dipsomaniac neighbour, a diehard traditionalist producing a private w...
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Vive La Revolution

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by Mark Steel
For most of us, the French Revolution has been reduced to jokes about Marie-Antoinette, guillotines and the Scarlet Pimpernel. But for Mark Steel the French Revolution was one of the most inspirational moments in human history - a moment when ordinary people changed the world and became extraordinary. It deserves better jokes than that. In this revolutionary new book, Steel banishes stuffiness from history...
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