The Best Loved Villages of France

Author: Stéphane Bern

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080201836

Category: Photography

Page: 246

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An insider's tour of dozens of France's top-voted scenic and beloved villages shares insight into regional village life and history and is complemented by local interviews and aerial photography.

The Best-Loved Gardens of France

Author: Stephane Bern

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080202505

Category:

Page: 256

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Draw inspiration from the country s rich floral diversity in this vibrant tour through France s private gardens from the rustic hamlets of Burgundy to the mountainous Alpes to the island paradise of Corsica. From the verdant farmlands of Normandy to the tropical oasis of the Mediterranean coast, or from the rolling fields of poppies in Provence to the azalea bushes of the Loire Valley, gardens abound in France. Featuring the full range of garden design styles traditional French, English, Italian, and Japanese; botanical or romantic; rock or cactus; country or contemporary this unique tour of France through forty-four private gardens draws upon the country s extraordinarily rich biodiversity and offers manifold ideas for the home gardener. With their singular passion, the gardeners featured here share tips and visual inspiration from the post-impressionist painter who created his own Giverny-inspired water lily garden to the couple who transformed an abandoned seventeenth-century farm into a garden wonderland with regal topiaries. A medieval garden still flourishes with medicinal, aromatic, and tinctorial plants. Wisteria-laden archways add romance while French boxwood plantings add charm with formal symmetry. The incredible diversity of plants that thrive in France honeysuckle to aloe, peonies to irises, maples to cedars, wild herbs to cacti, dahlias to rhododendrons, hydrangeas to roses offer inspiration for gardeners everywhere.The book is completed with a list of addresses for organizing a visit to the featured gardens."

Bruno Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601816

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Bruno Courrèges – Polizist, Gourmet, Sporttrainer und begehrtester Junggeselle von Saint-Denis – wird an den Tatort eines Mordes gerufen. Ein algerischer Einwanderer, dessen Kinder in der Ortschaft wohnen, ist tot aufgefunden worden. Das Opfer ist ein Kriegsveteran, Träger des Croix de Guerre, und weil das Verbrechen offenbar rassistische Hintergründe hat, werden auch nationale Polizeibehörden eingeschaltet, die Bruno von den Ermittlungen ausschließen wollen. Doch der nutzt seine Ortskenntnisse und Beziehungen, ermittelt auf eigene Faust und deckt die weit in der Vergangenheit wurzelnden Ursachen des Verbrechens auf.

Mein Jahr in der Provence

Author: Peter Mayle

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426420023

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Peter Mayle hat sich seinen großen Traum erfüllt und ist in die Provence gezogen. Doch das erste Jahr ist gar nicht einfach, und immer wieder kommt es zu Missverständnissen – nicht nur, weil man die Sprache dort einfach nicht versteht, sondern auch, weil die Lebensweise der Franzosen so merkwürdig anders als die der Briten ist.

The Most Beautiful Wine Villages of France

Author: François Morel

Publisher: Google Print Common Library

ISBN: 9781845331436

Category: Cooking

Page: 167

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This magnificently illustrated and illuminating coffee-table volume gathers the unique story of over 55 of France’s most beautiful wine villages, and provides information about these communities and their history, wines, and grape varieties. From Chablis to Sancerre to St-Emilion to Ménerbes, it explores the character and geography of the different regions with more than 200 beautiful color photographs, along with useful boxes and illustrations to highlight wine facts about each village.

An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France

Author: Clive Coates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220935

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

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In this detailed study of the wines of France, one of the world's leading authorities on wine discusses every appellation and explains its character and the best growers. He uses a star system to identify the finest estates. More than 40 specially commissioned maps show the main appellations and wine villages of France.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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++++ Ausgezeichnet mit dem ITB BuchAward 2019 ++++ Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Wenn die Liebe Anker wirft

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 3955766454

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Ein kleines gemütliches Boots-Café am beschaulichen Flussufer. Eigentlich traumhaft, trotzdem fällt es Summer schwer zurückzukehren an den Ort, an dem sie so vieles an ihre verstorbene Mutter erinnert. Doch sie muss das Café retten! Und plötzlich ist sie mittendrin, in einem neuen Leben am und auf dem Fluss. Zum Glück hat sie Mason, den Besitzer des Nachbarbootes, der immer da ist, wenn sie Hilfe braucht. Aber ist das nicht alles zu perfekt, um wahr zu sein? "Ein Buch, wie eine liebevolle Umarmung." Kirsty Greenwood

Der Geist der Science-Fiction

Roman

Author: Roberto Bolaño

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906629

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Ein Roman aus dem Nachlass des großen Roberto Bolaño! Dieser frühe Roman, in dem man die Figuren aus Bolaños gefeiertem Werk Die wilden Detektive wiedererkennen mag, zeigt die Meisterschaft des jungen Autors: seine ungestüme Originalität und den eleganten Bruch mit Erzählkonventionen. Mexiko-Stadt in den Siebzigern: Die jungen Chilenen Remo Morán und Jan Schrella wohnen in einer schäbigen Mansarde und träumen vom Schreiben. Den bürgerlichen Werten entsagen sie, ihre Zeit ist der magische Moment zwischen Nacht und Tag. Während Remo sich rauschhaft treiben lässt, schreibt Jan unentwegt Briefe an seine Lieblings-Science-Fiction-Autoren, darunter Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg und James Tiptree jr., mit der Bitte um Hilfe für sein von FBI und CIA unterdrücktes Lateinamerika. Bolaños unbekümmertes Übertreten aller Genregrenzen, seine literarische Spielfreude: In »Der Geist der Science-Fiction« ist schon alles angelegt, was aus Bolaño diesen Ausnahmeschriftsteller gemacht hat.

Das Nibelungenlied

Author: Karl Simrock

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846085022

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 412

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1909.

Das Ende von Eddy

Roman

Author: Édouard Louis

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403334X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Ein Befreiungsschlag, ein Aufbruch in ein neues Leben – mit unglaublicher Sprachgewalt erzählt der junge französische Autor Édouard Louis die Geschichte einer geglückten Flucht aus einer unerträglichen Kindheit: inspiriert von seiner eigenen. ›Das Ende von Eddy‹ ist sein Debütroman, der zu einem großen Erfolg und einer der meistdiskutierten Veröffentlichungen des Jahres wurde.

Painting in Canada

A History

Author: J. Russell Harper

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802063076

Category: Art

Page: 463

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Through a lively combination of entertaining anecdotes, descriptions of the cultural background, biographical accounts, and critical judgement, the reader comes to know intimately the artists, their paintings, and their environments.

Madame Hemingway

Roman

Author: Paula McLain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746628912

Category:

Page: 455

View: 1953

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Chicago 1920: Hadley Richardson hat die Liebe und das Glück bereits aufgegeben, als sie Ernest Hemingway trifft und sofort von seinem guten Aussehen, seiner Gefühlstiefe und seiner Kunst, mit Worten zu verführen, angezogen wird. Die beiden heiraten und gehen nach Paris, wo sie Teil einer schillernden Gruppe Amerikaner werden, unter ihnen Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound und die Fitzgeralds. Doch im Paris der goldenen 20er - fiebrig, glamourös, verwegen - lassen sich Familie und Treue kaum aufrechterhalten. Während Hadley, inzwischen Mutter, mit Eifersucht und Selbstzweifeln ringt und Ernests literarische Arbeit allmählich Früchte trägt, wird das Paar mit einer Enttäuschung konfrontiert, die das Ende all dessen bedeutet, was es gemeinsam erträumt hatte. Paula McLain, geboren 1965, studierte an der University of Michigan Kreatives Schreiben und lebte in den Künstlerkolonie Yaddo und MacDowell. Sie veröffentlichte bislang zwei Gedichtsammlungen, ein autobiographisches Werk sowie einen Roman. Paula McLain lebt mit ihrer Familie in Cleveland.

Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera

with Paris

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0307928497

Category: Travel

Page: 456

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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Provence & the French Riviera (including the Alpilles, Arles, Marseille, and the Central Coast, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Provence & the French Riviera as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Provence & the French Riviera: Famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of the Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aix and Marseilles, Provence was dazzlingly abstracted in geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. Still haunted by the genius of van Gogh, Arles remains fiercely Provençal and is famed for its folklore events. The spiky Alpilles mountains guard treasures like les Bauz-de-Provence: be bewitched by its ville morte (dead town) and luxurious l’Oustau de la Baumanière inn. Avignon and the Vaucluse are the heart of Provençal delights. Presided over by its medieval Palais des Papes, Avignon is an ideal gateway for exploring the nearby Roman ruins of Orange. About 10 miles east of Avignon is the Sorgue Valley, where everybody goes “flea”-ing in the famous antiques market at l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For one day, join all those fashionable folk for whom café squatting, people watching, and boutique shopping are a way of life in Aix-en-Provence (one of France’s 10 richest towns). Enjoy the elegant 18th-century streets, then track the spirit of Cézanne at his famous studio and nearby Mont Ste-Victoire. Head south to become a Calanques castaway before diving into Marseille, one of France’s most vibrant and colorful cities. The French Riviera can supply the visitor with everything his heart desires—and his purse can stand. Home to sophisticated resorts beloved by billionaires, remote hill villages colonized by artists, Mediterranean beaches, and magnificent views, the Côte d’Azur stretches from Marseille to Menton. Thrust out like two gigantic arms, divided by the Valley of the Var at Nice, the Alpes-Maritime peaks protect the length of that favored coast from St-Tropez to the Italian frontier. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera, 9th Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Empire of Love

Histories of France and the Pacific

Author: Matt K. Matsuda

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195347470

Category: History

Page: 240

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In this broad-ranging survey of Paris, Tahiti, Indochina, Japan, New Caledonia, and the South Pacific generally, Matt Matsuda illustrates the fascinating interplay that shaped the imaginations of both colonizer and colonized. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Matsuda describes the constitution of a "French Pacific" through the eyes of Tahitian monarchs, Kanak warriors, French politicos and prisoners, Asian revolutionaries and Central American laborers, among others. He argues that French imperialism in the Pacific, both real and imagined, was registered most forcefully in languages of desire and love--for lost islands, promised wealth and riches, carnal and spiritual pleasures--and political affinities. Exploring the conflicting engagements with love for and against the empire in the Pacific, this book is an imaginative and ground-breaking work in global imperial and colonial histories, as well as Pacific histories.

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

Author: Ronald H. Bayor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508409

Category: History

Page: 1104

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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black–white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 Thomas Jefferson—"Notes on the State of Virginia" Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857–1858. "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay Malcom X speech, 1964 Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform Preamble—La Raza Unida Party Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 L.A. riot—from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 Asian American Political Alliance President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 Louis Farrakhan—"The Vision for the Million Man March"