The Magic Of Provence

Author: Yvone Lenard
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307487873
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The Magic Of Provence from the Author: Yvone Lenard. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691466
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Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries from the Author: Maureen O'Connor. Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

A Taste For Provence

Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632284X
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A Taste For Provence from the Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz. Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz explains how Provencewhich a mid-twentieth-century tour guide called mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land became a land of desire associated with a slower, richer way of life. Horowitz reveals the social forces and individuals who created the idea of Provence both in France and, critically, in the United States. Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its image today, even as she revels in its atmospheric, cultural, and culinary allures. Answering her key question-- What did Americans know about Provence and when did they know it? --takes us back to Thomas Jefferson s travels there and through to the mid-20th-century construction of it as a light-filled, relaxing idyll."

Going Places

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849727
Size: 59.39 MB
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Going Places from the Author: Robert Burgin. Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Paris To Provence

Author: Ethel Brennan
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449427510
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Paris To Provence from the Author: Ethel Brennan. Interweaves traditional recipes with the authors' memories and stories of spending separate childhood summers in France.

A Pig In Provence

Author: Georgeanna Brennan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452119228
Size: 80.31 MB
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A Pig In Provence from the Author: Georgeanna Brennan. 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. Thirty years ago, 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 Provenal tradition.

Provence A Z

Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030748985X
Size: 30.54 MB
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Provence A Z from the Author: Peter Mayle. The ultimate “dictionary” for lovers of Provence: Peter Mayle's personal selection of the foods, customs and words he finds most fascinating, curious, delicious, or just plain fun. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. In more than 170 entries, Peter Mayle—bestselling author of A Year in Provence—writes about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin). And, of course, he writes about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle's ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Love In Provence

Author: Yvone Lenard
ISBN: 9780871272409
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Love In Provence from the Author: Yvone Lenard. Love is different in Provence, as Yvone Lenard discovers when she chaperones 50 red-blooded American college students for a year in Aix-en-Provence. As Resident Director Lenard has her hands full, but her sense of humor prevails and she forms affectionate relationships with the students and a love affair with Provence. The ten stories in this collection are set in some of the region's most romantic locales. Each story has a menu for a dinner with simple recipes to recreate the sensual flavors of Provence.

Studio Of The South

Author: Martin Bailey
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711236677
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Studio Of The South from the Author: Martin Bailey. Studio of the South tells the story of Van Gogh's period in Arles in 1888-9, when his powers were at their height. Based on original research, the book reveals discoveries that throw new light on the legendary artist and give a definitive account of his fifteen months spent in Arles, including his collaboration with Gauguin. Van Gogh headed to Arles believing that the landscape of Provence would have parallels with Japan, whose art he greatly admired. The south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He loved walking the 5 kilometres up into the hills with the ruined abbey of Montmajour and in late spring he drew and painted over a dozen landscapes there. He went on an excursion to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a fishing village on the far side of the Camargue, where he saw the Mediterranean for the first time, energetically capturing it in paint. He painted portraits of friends and locals, and embarked on his flower still life paintings, culminating in the Sunflowers. During the heat of the Provencal summer, Van Gogh painted harvest scenes. He rented the Yellow House from May, and gradually did it up, calling it 'an artist's house', inviting Paul Gauguin to join him there. This encounter was to have a profound impact on both of the artists. They painted side by side in the Alyscamps, an ancient necropolis on the outskirts of town, their collaboration coming to a dramatic end in December. The difficulties Van Gogh faced living by himself led to his eventual decision in May 1889 to retreat to the asylum at Saint-Remy. One of his final tasks at the Yellow House was to pack up two crates with his last eight months' of paintings. Unsold in his lifetime, the pictures have since been recognized as some of the greatest works of art ever created.

A Year In Provence

Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307755490
Size: 76.85 MB
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A Year In Provence from the Author: Peter Mayle. National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. From the Trade Paperback edition.