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French Country Diary 2014

Author : Linda Dannenberg
ISBN : 1742706312
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The diary features a vibrant French blue and white Proven al fabric pattern called "Mazan," a contemporary take on a classic motif, with a contrasting blue and yellow border fabric from the venerable Olivades textiles company in Saint-R my. Within the slipcase lies a linen-textured hardcover book with a red floral design that displays the year '2014' in a decorative medallion. Vintage typography and fifty-eight evocative new photographs by Guillaume de Laubier enhance the captivating design of this unique engagement calendar. Each of the week-at-a-glance spreads offers a vignette of the French countryside, including gardens, private homes, villages and inspiring landscapes. In this year's Diary we visit the posh resort of Biarritz, poised on the shores of the Atlantic in the Pays Basque; stroll through the romantic gardens of Eug nie-les-Bains in the Landes region; explore the palm decked harbor town of Villefranche-sur- Mer on the Mediterranean, with its pastel-hued hillside homes; glory in a springtime morning on the terrace of a trend-setting Paris florist; and enjoy a pre-Christmas evening on the Left Bank at the Deux Magots caf . Design elements are as handsome as ever. Lush four-colour endpapers, generous space for jotting daily notes, a ribbon stitched in to mark each week, and end matter that includes decorative address pages are what the Diary's worldwide legion of fans have come to expect.

The Bunker Diary

Author : Kevin Brooks
ISBN : 9781467776462
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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People have simple needs. Food, water, light, space. Maybe a small measure of dignity. What happens when someone takes all that away? This pulse-pounding, award-winning novel explores what happens when your worst nightmare comes true.

Diary Of The Dark Years 1940 1944

Author : Jean Gu?henno
ISBN : 9780199970926
Genre : History
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Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Nonfiction Jean Gu?henno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition. Gu?henno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist - not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry. Also a teacher of French literature, he constantly observed the young people he taught, sometimes saddened by their conformism but always passionately trying to inspire them with the values of the French cultural tradition he loved. Gu?henno's diary often includes his own reflections on the great texts he is teaching, instilling them with special meaning in the context of the Occupation. Complete with meticulous notes and a biographical index, Ball's edition of Gu?henno's epic diary offers readers a deeper understanding not only of the diarist's cultural allusions, but also of the dramatic, historic events through which he lived.

The Diary Of A Country Priest

Author : Georges Bernanos
ISBN : 0786709618
Genre : Fiction
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Recounts the life of a young French country priest who grows to understand his provincial parish while learning spiritual humility himself.

An American Heroine In The French Resistance

Author : Virginia d' Albert-Lake
ISBN : 0823225828
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"After the war, Virginia stayed in France with Philippe, receiving awards from the governments of France, Belgium, Great Britain, and the United States, including the Croix de Guerre, Legion d'Honneur, and Medal of Honor. She died at the age of 87 in 1997." "Judy Barrett Litoff brings together two rare documents in this unique book - Virginia's diary of wartime France until her capture in 1944 and her prison memoir, written immediately after the war."--Jacket.

The Herald Diary 2014

Author : Ken Smith
ISBN : 9781845029449
Genre : Humor
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It was a memorable year for Scotland and we kept ourselves busier than Gordon Ramsay's bleep machine. After a fair bit of arguing we voted on independence, we welcomed the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow with some interesting Team Scotland uniform designs and many of us admired the sublime golfing skills of Europe and the USA as they battled it out at Gleneagles for the Ryder Cup. We also watched another World Cup without a Scotland team, with just a little schadenfreude?to ease our national pain. Meanwhile, we ate, drank, complained about the weather and had a good laugh about it all. And, as usual, your tales of the funniest events appeared in the Herald newspaper's iconic 'Diary' column. Now, the best of them are gathered here, ready to entertain?at a moment's notice and make you cry with laughter.? And there's some right wee stoaters!

Elihu Washburne

Author : Michael Hill
ISBN : 9781451665314
Genre : History
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This is the remarkable and inspiring story—told largely in his own words— of American diplomat Elihu Washburne, who heroically aided his countrymen and other foreign nationals when Paris was devastated by war and revolutionin1870–71. Elihu Washburne rose from a hardscrabble existence in New England and the Midwest to become a congressman and diplomat. A confidante of Lincoln and Grant during the Civil War, Washburne was appointed Minister to France by Grant in 1869, arriving in Europe shortly before the outbreak of the Franco- Prussian War. When Bismarck ordered the Prussian army to lay siege to Paris, intent on forcing the French to surrender, Minister Washburne—alone among major power diplomats—remained at his post, determined to protect Americans and German nationals trapped in Paris. After the French capitulation, new horrors struck Paris. The government was toppled by a band of violent revolutionaries, known as the Commune, who embarked on a reign of terror that filled the streets with blood. Once again, Washburne stepped forward to help wherever he could until the Commune collapsed and its bloody orgy ended. During his ordeal Washburne endured cannon bombardments, brutally cold weather, dwindling food supplies, bouts of ill health, and long separations from his family. He witnessed the plight of starving women and children, riots in the streets, senseless executions, and countless acts of unspeakable violence and bloodshed. In the midst of it all, Washburne kept a remarkable personal diary that chronicled the monumental events swirling about him. He knew he was at the center of history and was determined to record what he saw. The diary—and letters he wrote to family and officials in Washington—provides a vivid personal account of life during some of Paris’s darkest days. Filled with political and military insight, Washburne’s writings also have an unmistakable charm, at times blending homespun expressions with quotations from Shakespeare and the Bible. Michael Hill provides essential background information and historical context to the excerpts from Washburne’s diary and letters, which are drawn from the original manuscript sources and collected into one volume for the first time. Through his own words, we come to know and admire Washburne as he struggles to stay alive, perform his duty, and not let his country down. The story of Elihu Washburne is a great American story—the tale of an American hero rising to greatness in the midst of difficult and extraordinary times.

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