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Summer In Andaluc?a

Author : Lucy Coleman
ISBN : 9781838890681
Genre : Fiction
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'Beautifully written, comforting and utterly uplifting, Lucy Coleman’s stories are the perfect tonic when life is a little grey.' Holly Martin Lainey Summers feels blessed to have her dream job writing for a renowned foodie magazine. And the day she goes to interview chef Rick Oliver at his new restaurant—Aleatory—in London’s popular Piccadilly, is the start of an unexpected journey. When Rick is offered the opportunity to jet off to a monastery in Andalucía, to film a cookery competition for Spanish TV, Lainey goes too, to cover the story. Spending a month filming in the stunning Spanish countryside, soaking up the sights, sounds, smells and of course the cuisine, Lainey and Rick start to enjoy each other’s company. But their time together flies by too quickly, and before they know it, Rick and Lainey have to face going their separate ways. With both their worlds shifting beneath them, the call of Andalucia and the call of happiness grows ever stronger. But with everything at stake, will they be able to take the chance of a happy-ever-after... Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a sun-baked, life-affirming, total escape to beautiful Andalucia. What readers are saying about Lucy Coleman’s novels: 'I really adored this beautiful story. Lucy Coleman’s writing is as breathtakingly beautiful and descriptive as ever, it didn’t fail to hold me captive.' 'I am completely captivated and enchanted by her beautiful prose and her flair in storytelling, and this book won’t be my last for sure!' 'A new Lucy Coleman novel never fails to brighten up my day.' 'An escapist, enjoyable and emotional tale written with plenty of heart.' 'How many times can I say I absolutely love Lucy’s books!' 'Lucy Coleman is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors... She seems to have a way of making you feel as though you've been transported into her book and you're right there experiencing it all with the characters.' 'I am definitely a huge fan of this author and this is another magical story which is highly deserving of five stars.' 'Some books stay with you after you finish reading and for me this was one of those books.' 'Another truly wonderful book from this author that always manages to make me smile.' 'This one had me hooked, I was able to switch off and escape to a beautiful setting.'

Modern France

Author : Michael F. Leruth
ISBN : 9781440855498
Genre : Social Science
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France is the country most visited by international tourists. Aside from clichéd images of baguettes and the Eiffel Tower, however, what is French society and culture really like? Modern France is organized into thematic chapters covering the full range of French history and contemporary daily life. Chapter topics include: geography; history; government and politics; economy; religion and thought; social classes and ethnicity; gender, marriage, and sexuality; education; language; etiquette; literature and drama; art and architecture; music and dance; food; leisure and sports; and media and popular culture. Each chapter contains an overview of the topic and alphabetized entries on examples of each theme. A detailed historical timeline covers prehistoric times to the presidency of Emmanuel Macron. Special appendices offer profiles of a typical day in the life of representative members of French society, a glossary, key facts and figures about France, and a holiday chart. The volume will be useful for readers looking for specific topical information and for those who want to develop an informed perspective on aspects of modern France.

Coq Au Vin

Author : Charlotte Carter
ISBN : 9781399803915
Genre : Fiction
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**A New York Times Best Mystery Novel of the Year** 'This year's most original fictional detective' Good Housekeeping 'The love affair between jazz, black musicians and Paris is an eternal story; Carter illuminates it with rare intelligence and a gripping vortex of thrills, feeling and wit' Time Out on Coq Au Vin Straight-talking jazz musician Nanette Hayes is swapping New York for Paris as she tries to solve the mystery of her missing aunt. . . but will she lose more than just her heart in the city of love? When Nanette's mother calls with the news that her Aunt Vivian has gone missing, it's not exactly out of the ordinary. Vivacious and bohemian Aunt Vivian has never been one to play by the rules. This time, however, the circumstances surrounding Vivian's disappearance are troubling. Would Nanette be up to polishing her French and flying to Paris, where she was last seen, to track her down? It's not a tough decision for Nanette. Now, swanning about her favourite city, Nanette has a hard time keeping her attention on the task at hand. . . especially after she meets handsome violinist Andre, a fellow street musician from Detroit. But trouble has a way of finding Nanette, and her search for Vivian lands her in the underbelly of historic Paris and in the crosshairs of some very unsavoury characters. Coq au Vin takes us on an exciting journey through the history of Black jazz music in Paris, with charismatic series lead Nanette as our guide. Originally published in the 1990s, this stylish piece of noir is an original and page-turning read. PRAISE FOR THE NANETTE HAYES MYSTERIES: 'Nanette Hayes may be the most charismatic crime-fiction heroine to appear in the last decade' Booklist 'Style's the thing in this breezy, sexy mystery narrated by Nanette, a French-speaking, sax-playing street musician' Publisher's Weekly

Paris To Provence

Author : Ethel Brennan
ISBN : 9781449427511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Interweaves traditional recipes with the authors' memories and stories of spending separate childhood summers in France.

A Pig In Provence

Author : Georgeanne Brennan
ISBN : 9781452119229
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A woman and her family give up life in 1970s America for a farmhouse in southern France in this memoir peppered with delicious French recipes. From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. In 1970, James Beard Award–winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey. Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provençal tradition. Praise for A Pig in Provence “You can almost smell the lavender as you follow Brennan’s love affair with the province that became her second home and shaped the culinary persona of this cooking teacher and food author. Brennan is a talented storyteller.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Georgeanne Brennan’s captivating memoir reminds me of why I, too, was enchanted by Provence. She beautifully captures the details of living in a place where the culture of the table ties a community together—where everyone knows the butcher and the baker, and everyone depends on the farmers.” —Alice Waters, owner, Chez Panisse “Fascinating . . . Brennan revels equally in the preparation and consumption of the regional cuisine You can almost hear her lips smacking.” —The New York Times Book Review “Georgeanne Brennan’s romance with Provence continues to deepen, and the result of her long residence there is an intimacy with local people, food, and folkways. I would love to pull up a chair to her table.” —Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun

Picnic In Provence

Author : Elizabeth Bard
ISBN : 9780316246156
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The bestselling author of Lunch in Paris takes us on another delicious journey, this time to the heart of Provence. Ten years ago, New Yorker Elizabeth Bard followed a handsome Frenchman up a spiral staircase to a love nest in the heart of Paris. Now, with a baby on the way and the world's flakiest croissant around the corner, Elizabeth is sure she's found her "forever place." But life has other plans. On a last romantic jaunt before the baby arrives, the couple take a trip to the tiny Provencal village of Céreste. A chance encounter leads them to the wartime home of a famous poet, a tale of a buried manuscript and a garden full of heirloom roses. Under the spell of the house and its unique history, in less time than it takes to flip a crepe, Elizabeth and Gwendal decide to move-lock, stock and Le Creuset-to the French countryside. When the couple and their newborn son arrive in Provence, they discover a land of blue skies, lavender fields and peaches that taste like sunshine. Seduced by the local ingredients, they begin a new adventure as culinary entrepreneurs, starting their own artisanal ice cream shop and experimenting with flavors like saffron, sheep's milk yogurt and fruity olive oil. Filled with enticing recipes for stuffed zucchini flowers, fig tart and honey and thyme ice cream, Picnic in Provence is the story of everything that happens after the happily ever after: an American learning the tricks of French motherhood, a family finding a new professional passion, and a cook's initiation into classic Provencal cuisine. With wit, humor and scoop of wild strawberry sorbet, Bard reminds us that life-in and out of the kitchen-is a rendez-vous with the unexpected.

Cooking In Paradise

Author : Joel Naftali
ISBN : 9781466872417
Genre : Travel
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Cooking in Paradise is a rich, definitive guide to hands-on gourmet cooking vacations around the world. Ever dream of sauteing in Sicily? Or having a master divulge the secrets of perfect patisserie in Paris? How about mincing in Morocco? Cooking in Paradise will show you how to get there, and scores of other places, with over 150 listings for cooking-vacation programs around the world (and a handful right here in the United States, too). Joel and Lee Naftali give details about famous courses--like Patricia Wells's "at home" in her eighteenth-century Provencal farmhouse--but have also unearthed truly unusual fare, from a kosher-cooking course in Tuscany to an Australian country house gourmet retreat to a Mexican cuisine class held at a working hillside farm in Oaxaca. Cooking in Paradise provides all the information you need to book a cooking vacation today, but with its evocation of far-flung locales and over 50 unusual recipes from the schools included, it's perfect for the stay-at-home chef as well.

The Magic Of Provence

Author : Yvone Lenard
ISBN : 9780307487872
Genre : Travel
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When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual adventures–including chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance–opened up before her. This is her account of the spell cast on her by Provence, from her first morning’s visit by a charming prince bearing a jug of the village’s vin rose to the growth of her friendship with a duchess in the local chateau. Lenard shares tales of travels to St. Tropez and visits from American friends who find unexpected romance and magic in Provence. Told with verve, wit, and Lenard’s deep understanding of the French language and culture, this memoir includes tales of others who have been drawn to the region, including Vincent van Gogh, Brigitte Bardot, and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Ways to re-create the magic of the region’s sensuous way of life include recipes for food and drinks, as well as tips for entertaining in the Provençal style.

The Provence Cure For The Brokenhearted

Author : Bridget Asher
ISBN : 9780749010768
Genre : Fiction
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Brokenhearted and still mourning the loss of her husband, Heidi travels with Abbott, her obsessive-compulsive eight-year-old son, and Charlotte, her sixteen-year-old niece, to the small village of Puyloubier in the south of France, to renovate her family’s crumbling stone cottage. There, Charlotte confesses a shocking secret, and Heidi learns the truth about her mother’s ‘lost summer’ when Heidi was a child. As three generations collide with one another, with the neighbour who seems to know all of their family skeletons, and with an enigmatic Frenchman, Heidi, Charlotte, and Abbot journey through love, loss and healing amid the vineyards, warm winds and delicious food of Provence.

Confessions Of A French Atheist

Author : Guillaume Bignon
ISBN : 9781496443045
Genre : Religion
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“A compelling spiritual memoir that traces Bignon’s fascinating quest for answers to life’s most profound questions.” —Lee Strobel God Wasn’t In His Plans Until . . . Guillaume Bignon was a French atheist . . . and he was perfectly happy. He was very successful as a software engineer in finance, a musician, and a volleyball player. Yet a chance encounter with a beautiful woman would change the way he thought about his life and beliefs forever. Confessions of a French Atheist is the unusual story of Guillaume Bignon—a man who didn’t need God but who grew to believe in God after he thought through the nature of morality, the relationship between science and faith, the supernatural, and the reliability of the Bible. With rigorous reasoning, remarkable authenticity, and a sense of humor, Guillaume takes the reader on a journey of his innermost questions and surprising discoveries.

A Plane Tree In Provence

Author : Arlene Rains Graber
ISBN : 9781465922984
Genre : Drama
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A Plane Tree in Provence Take five women traveling to Provence, France who are desperate to make changes in their individual lives, and combine with adventure, a gastronomical exercise in food and wine, and mix with squabbles, mischief, and a bit of lust. In the end, each woman returns to their hometown of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, ready to make the necessary changes in their lives. By Arlene Rains Graber

The Plague Of Provence

Author : Nina Ansley
ISBN : 9781465322807
Genre : Fiction
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A page-turner of colorful intrigue, passion and honor as one mans life interweaves through one of the most interesting times in European history. Compelling, dynamic, action-fi lled story with gorgeous scenes, suspenseful episodes! Certain poignant aspects of the plot-line still haunt me after the read. Pamela Jaye Smith, internationally known story consultant to the Hollywood film industry.

Ghosts Over Provence

Author : Karin B. Jankowski
ISBN : 9783754307441
Genre : Fiction
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This is an almost true story about love and death: the thin line between good and evil. The author shows us the Provence as we know and like it and where she has lived and worked for 20 years; but also, that even the brilliant sun can hide the opposite of love: hate, dependency and, above all, abuse in all its shapes. The beautiful and mysterious Alice has experienced all of it and when she meets Steven, a former professional soccer player and now owner of a castle in the vineyards, she is afraid of putting her trust, so often misplaced and abused, in him. First, she will have to vanquish the ghosts over her life (and Steven of his) and get rid of the shady lawyer Fuentes with the help of her psychiatrist and the friends she has made in her therapy group. A psychological thriller full of suspense and deep insights into the human mind and into a world many are afraid of - the real world.

Strangers In Paradise

Author : Paul Christensen
ISBN : 9781609400811
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Weaving a fascinating dialogue between the Old World as represented by Provence and the New World of the postmodern American university, this memoir describes in finely wrought detail a poet and critic of literary postmodernism moving his family to France and experiencing village life. Stories of amazing adjustments to a wildly different world are etched in beautiful prose, reading like a quest novel, a precise travelogue, an intense discourse on the visionary arts, and a rediscovery--if not reinvention--of the self as this contemporary American intellectual finds enlightenment in exile.

The French Promise

Author : Fiona McIntosh
ISBN : 9780749015701
Genre : Fiction
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Luc and Lisette Ravens - a former French Resistance fighter and one-time British spy - have survived the crushing war in Europe, and casting their fate to the winds, they sail to Tasmania, hoping to rebuild their lives. In his darkest hour, law student Max Vogel learns a startling truth. A long-held family secret links him to the Ravens and he finds himself holding the key to his own future and to Luc's troubled past. From the south coast of England to the rugged farmland of northern Tasmania and the lively streets of post-war Paris, this is an extraordinary story of courage, determination and everlasting love.

Other People S Clothes

Author : Calla Henkel
ISBN : 9781529357653
Genre : Fiction
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'A sparkling debut ... a very good plot-driven thriller dressed in a glittery jumpsuit' Guardian 'Brutal, glamorous and genuinely unpredictable, it will blow your mind until the very last page' Stylist Intoxicating, compulsive and blackly funny, Other People's Clothes is the thrilling novel from Berlin-based American artist Calla Henkel. Berlin, 2009. Two young art students arrive from New York, desperately hoping to reinvent themselves. Renting an apartment from an eccentric crime writer, Zoe and Hailey spend their nights twisting through Berlin's club scene and their days hungover. Then inexplicable things start happening in the apartment. Are they being spied on? Suspecting their landlady of using their lives for her next novel, they decide to beat her at her own game, hosting wild parties that quickly gain notoriety. But as events spiral out of control, they begin to wonder whose story they are living - and how it will end. 'A wild, energetic gem of a novel' Daily Mail 'Utterly addictive. I couldn't stop turning the pages' Megan Abbott

A Bit Of This And A Bit Of That About Poetry

Author : John Fraser
ISBN : 9781456619008
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A reviewer of JOHN FRASER'S widely praised Violence in the Arts (1973) spoke of encountering in it "an extremely agile and incessantly active mind that illuminates almost every subject that he touches." As a reader of poetry he is in search of felt life and expressive form. He feels his way forward through poems as speech acts, rather than latching onto whatever Big Poetic Truths they are presumed to be disclosing, or treating them as raw material to be given significance by Theory. And he enters them from a variety of directions. The components of A Bit of This and a Bit of That about Poetry include: —A fast, funny bit of intellectual autobiography. —A tracing of the stylistic changes by which poetry ca 1880-1920 had muscle and realworld grounding restored to it. —A re-entry into his formative childhood experiences of poetry in the 1930s, including winning a BIG school cup at age ten by reciting forty proto-symbolist lines from Tennyson's 'Idylls of the King', whose linguistic strangeness he recreates here. —Jargon-free commentaries on formal and referential aspects of a dozen of his favorite poems, with their glow-worms, and gondolas, and garlic, and so forth. —A spelunking trip through the remarkable inner spaces opened up by the uncoupling of syntax from stanzaic form in George Herbert's "Church Monuments." —Three common-language forays into theoretical matters (symbolism, imagination, genius, etc), with a healthy refusal to be awed by the Byzantine structures that have grown up around them. —An interactive mix of observations and quotations about a variety of topics, including Greek and the Book of Nature, thrillers as paradigms, high Romanticism, lovely pop lyrics ("The sigh of midnight trains in empty stations"), and the Demon Weed. Fraser's celebrations of plenitude and the energy-charged flow of verse make A Bit of This and That a book that can be enjoyed whether one is primarily into free verse or more regular kinds.

Summer In Provence

Author : Lucy Coleman
ISBN : 9781838891817
Genre : Fiction
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*The Top 10 Bestseller* 'Beautifully written, comforting and utterly uplifting, Lucy Coleman’s stories are the perfect tonic when life is a little grey.' Holly Martin Is a change as good as a rest? When married couple Fern and Aiden have a windfall, their reactions could not be more different. While Fern is content to pay off their mortgage and build a nest egg before starting a family, her husband is set on traveling the world. Fern’s not much of a back-packer so, before she knows it, the idea of a ‘marriage gap year’ takes shape. And, as Aiden heads off to the wilds of Australia, Fern chooses the more restful Provence for her year out. Set amidst the glorious French scenery, Château de Vernon offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and Fern agrees to help out in return for painting lessons from the owner – renowned, but rather troubled, painter Nico. As their year unfolds in very different ways, will the time apart transform their marriage, or will it drive Fern and Aiden even further apart... Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a heart-warming, sun-drenched and magical French adventure. What readers are saying about Summer in Provence: 'This book really was the perfect read for these difficult times – and I honestly don’t think Lucy Coleman’s writing has ever been better.' 'I really adored this beautiful story. Lucy Coleman’s writing is as breathtakingly beautiful and descriptive as ever, it didn’t fail to hold me captive.' 'I am completely captivated and enchanted by her beautiful prose and her flair in storytelling, and this book won’t be my last for sure!' 'An absolutely riveting story of self-reinvention, independence, family and love.' 'A new Lucy Coleman novel never fails to brighten up my day.' 'An escapist, enjoyable and emotional tale written with plenty of heart.' 'A gripping tale of finding yourself, the unexpected twists and turns of fate, falling in love and finding the courage to go after what you really want in life.' 'A heart-warming, compulsive and terrific read with wonderful characters that come instantly to life and plenty of drama, pathos, humour and charm to keep readers hooked throughout.' 'Lucy Coleman sweeps readers to a magnificent French chateau and will have them laughing, crying and sighing with her latest fabulous page-turner.' 'What an absolutely beautiful book.' 'With its touches of drama, poignancy and romance you enjoy a lovely escape from reality. The ending is full of twists and completes this journey of minds and spirits in a satisfying way.' 'How many times can I say I absolutely love Lucy’s books!' 'Please can I move to Provence and begin a life of relaxation at The Haven? This book is so idyllic and perfect to just submerge into during all the chaos going on in the world at the moment. I couldn't have picked up a more perfect book to read at this time.' 'Lucy Coleman is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors... She seems to have a way of making you feel as though you've been transported into her book and you're right there experiencing it all with the characters.' ' I am definitely a huge fan of this author and this is another magical story which is highly deserving of five stars.' 'Some books stay with you after you finish reading and for me this was one of those books.' 'Another truly wonderful book from this author that always manages to make me smile.' ' This one had me hooked, I was able to switch off and escape to a beautiful setting.'

Salsas Of The World

Author : Mark Miller
ISBN : 9781423622093
Genre : Cooking
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Explore and create authentic salsas from around the world with more than 100 simple and satisfying recipes. Though traditionally associated with Mexico, salsas enhance dishes of many different cuisines. This book explores salsas from more than a dozen countries including Mexico, the United States, Italy, France, Thailand, China, Korea, Peru, Hawaii, and more. The recipes range from fresh and easy to hot and sour to smoky and satisfying; they include both the simple and complex, and the mild to red hot. Features more than 100 recipes and 50 beautiful color photographs.

French Women Don T Get Facelifts

Author : Mireille Guiliano
ISBN : 9781455524129
Genre : Self-Help
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The author of the bestselling French Women Don't Get Fat shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery. With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to "the knife"-a French woman's most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!

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