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The Olive Route : A Personal Journey Through the Heart of the Mediterranean

By Drinkwater, Carol

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006. "Starting out from her Provencal olive farm to distant Mediterranean shores .. on a quest for the olive's ancient secrets .. tracking , amongst others, the Cretans, Phoenicians Greeks and Romans, as well as encountering its modern-day inhabitants [she] returns to her home bringing with her many inspirational tales of this tree of eternity" 328p. index (chip to dj, else fine) (Greece pp.221-255, Crete pp. 256-278) . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

The French Empire Style
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The French Empire Style

By Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar

London: Hamlyn, 1970. 1st UK Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

The plant magic man (Yes! Capra chapbook series ; no. 5)

By Durrell, Lawrence

Santa Barbara CA: Capra Press, 1973. Account of Ludo Chardenon, a purveror of herbal remedies in Provence. (Yes! Capra chapbook series ; no. 5) Name of previous owner on ffep.else fine. 1st US Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Chapbook.

$12.50

French Resistance Fighter: France's Secret Army (Warrior)
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French Resistance Fighter: France's Secret Army (Warrior)

By Crowdy, Terry

London: Osprey Publishing, 2007. Osprey's study of French Resistance fighters of World War II (1939-1945). Working as an underground force, the French Resistance was initially formed spontaneously from scattered groups of men and women, inspired by the leadership of men like Charles de Gaulle. As the war progressed the Resistance developed into a secret army, terrorizing the forces of occupation and would-be collaborators alike, despite being excluded from the protection of the Geneva Convention, which left them facing torture and execution if captured. Striking photographs, coupled with first-hand accounts of capture and its terrible consequences, depict an engaging and human history of the French Resistance fighter. Terry Crowdy details the military achievements, tactics, backgrounds, and motivations of the men and women of the Resistance, whose actions helped to ensure the success of the D-Day landings and the liberation of France. 64p. illus index. Softcover. New.

$15.00

Vin. The Wine Country of France

By Hyams, Edward

London: Newnes, 1959. "Unlike most wine-lovers [the author] has always been as interested...in the 'little' wines of France as in the great wines, so that this book contains information which is rarely to be found in English writing" 208p. index Crisp copy . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$20.00

French Women Don't Get Fat
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French Women Don't Get Fat

By Guiliano, Mireille

New York: A.A. Knopf, 2004. Stylish, convincing, wise, funny -and just in time: the ultimate non-diet book, which could radically change the way you think and live. French women don’t get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of ... how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times. As a typically slender French girl, Mireille (Meer-ray) went to America as an exchange student and came back fat.... her kindly family physician...came to the rescue. Reintroducing her to classic principles of French gastronomy plus time-honored secrets of the local women, he helped her restore her shape and gave her a whole new understanding of food, drink, and life. The key? Not guilt or deprivation but learning to get the most from the things you most enjoy. Following her own version of this traditional wisdom, she has ever since relished a life of indulgence without bulge, satisfying yen without yo-yo on three meals a day. Now in simple but potent strategies and dozens of recipes you’d swear were fattening, Mireille reveals the ingredients for a lifetime of weight control .... Emphasizing the virtues of freshness, variety, balance, and always pleasure, Mireille shows how virtually anyone can learn to eat, drink, and move like a French woman. . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$15.00

Spotted Dick, S'Il Vous Plait: An English Restaurant in France
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Spotted Dick, S'Il Vous Plait: An English Restaurant in France

By Higgins, Tom

New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1996. "When Tom Higgins, a translator, and his wife, Sue, a physician, decided to set up an English restaurant in Lyon, France (the country's capital of fine dining), they had no idea what they were getting into. ...Included in this charming tale are twelve typically English recipes that anyone can make!" . Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$10.00

Napoleon's Guard Cavalry
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Napoleon's Guard Cavalry

By Bukhari, Emir

London: Osprey Publishing, 1981. Men-At-Arms Series # 83 This title examines some of the most colourful and fanciful uniforms in military history, those of Napoleon's Guard Cavalry. The detailed text covers units such as the Grenadiers à Cheval; the Empress's Dragoons; the Chasseurs à Cheval; the Mamelukes; the Gardes d'Honneur; the Polish Lancers; the Dutch Lancers; the German Lancers and the Lithuanian Tartars. A plethora of illustrations complement the text, including eight fine full page colour plates by inimitable Angus McBride, providing admirably detailed reconstructions of uniforms and accompanied by ten pages of commentaries.. . Reprint. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Angus McBride.

$15.00

Napoleon's Overseas Army
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Napoleon's Overseas Army

By Chartrand, Rene

London: Osprey Publishing, 1989. Men-At-Arms Series # 211 . When the French Revolution broke out in 1789, France possessed numerous colonies spread over three continents. To defend and keep the peace in these territories, a small army of colonial troops, distinct from the metropolitan line regiments or marines, had existed since the days of Louis XIV. This book examines the history and uniforms of the often-overlooked French armies in Saint-Domingue, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia, Tobago, Ile-de-France, La Réunion, Pondichéry, Guiana, Senegal and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. The text is backed by numerous illustrations offering a rare glimpse into dress and equipment of Napoleon's overseas army. . Reprint. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Francis Back.

$17.50

Louis XIV's Army
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Louis XIV's Army

By Chartrand, Rene

London: Osprey Publishing, 1989. Men-At-Arms Series # 203 Louis XIV's army was in many ways the first modern army. After assuming power in 1661, Louis abolished the post of Colonel General of Infantry so he could exercise direct control over the armed forces in his realm. The king demanded order, discipline and absolute loyalty from his army, and he introduced a military draft in 1688 - the first step towards what we know as conscription in modern armies. This book chronicles the development of Louis XIV"s army during his 54-year reign, including the units, uniforms and weapons of the elite Maison du Roi. Numerous illustrations portray the uniforms, colours and standards of his troops in vivid detail.. Reprint. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Francis Back.

$17.50

Disorienting Encounters : Travels of a Moroccan Scholar in France in 1845-1846: the Voyage of Muhammad As-Saffar
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Disorienting Encounters : Travels of a Moroccan Scholar in France in 1845-1846: the Voyage of Muhammad As-Saffar

By As-Saffar, Muhammad

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1992. "In December of 1845, Muhammad as-Saffar was sent by the reigning Moroccan sultan on a special diplomatic mission to Paris. During the journey, as-Saffar took careful notes and upon his return he hurriedly wrote this travel account. Why was the sultan, descendent of the Prophet Muhammad, and head of a dynasty that had ruled Morocco for more than two hundred years, so eager to read this account? Perhaps he thought it would illuminate some troubling matters: how the French acquired their power and their mastery over nature; how they led their daily lives, educated their children, treated their women and servants. In short, the sultan wanted to know the condition of French civilization and why it differed from his. As-Saffar provided the answers. Moreover, as we read the account, Muhammad as-Saffar comes alive for us. We see him reflecting on the beauty of women, contorting during his ritual ablutions, and suffering from boredom at endless dinners. His opinions and ideas infuse every page. For him the journey was more than a catalog of curiosities; it was a transforming experience. Given our very limited knowledge of the time and the absence of other voices that speak with equal clarity, this travel account enlarges our understanding of the relationship between nineteenth-century Morocco and France." 224p. illus (B&W) bibliography index glossary.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Translated and edited by Susan Gilson Miller.

$15.00

Walks in Gertrude Stein's Paris

By Haight, Mary Ellen Jordan

Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1988. "This wonderful book provides the modern bookish traveler with five engaging tours through the Bohemian years, 1900-1940, in Paris' Left Bank.". Five walking tours in different parts of the Left Bank in Paris :The Literary Quarter, The Aristocratic Quarter, The Spirit of Odeonia, The Artisans and Foundries, The Heart of Bohemia. 143pp. . Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Romance of the Basque Country and the Pyrenees

By Elsner, Eleanor

New York: Dodd Mead & Co. A book about the unique Basque people living in the Pyrenees on the borders of Spain and France. No date [ c1927] 319p plates bibliography.index. Clean tight copy, ffep missing, pages untrimmed, some pages roughly cut.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

La Transhumance du Pays D'Arles aux Grandes Alpes

By Mauron, Marie

Paris: Librarie Academiquer Perrn, 1959. Describes the annual migration of shepherds with their flocks between summer and winter pastures in the French Alps. 207p. illus.. Re-issue. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon
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Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon

By Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy]

New York: touchstone/simon & Schuster, 1992. The inimitable MFK Fisher's reminiscences of her residence in Dijon (1929-1932) and her initiation into French culture, and in particular her discovery of French food, A delight to the mind and to the digestion. Introduction by Jan Morris. 159p. map. Small piece clipped from ffep. else fine. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.00

Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon
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Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon

By Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy]

New York: Prentice-Hall, 1991. The inimitable MFK Fisher's reminiscences of her residence in Dijon (1929-1932) and her initiation into French culture, and in partcular her discovery of French food, A delight to the mind and to the digestion. 159p. map. Donor inscription on ffep, else fine .. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$30.00

Boss Dog: a Story of Provence

By Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy]

New York: Pantheon Books., 1991. "The Boss Dog [is] an enchanting series of shirt vignettes about an American mother with two daughters in Aix-en-Provence in the early 1950's and a dog they meet there." Small piece clipped from ffeep , else fine . First Pbk.Ed..

$12.50

Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon
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Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon

By Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy]

New York: Prentice-Hall, 1991. The inimitable MFK Fisher's reminiscences of her residence in Dijon (1929-1932) and her initiation into French culture, and in partcular her discovery of French food, A delight to the mind and to the digestion. 159p. map. Donor inscription on ffep, else fine .. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$30.00

The Olive Season : Amour, a New Life, and Olives Too

By Drinkwater, Carol

New York: Overlook Press, 2003. "Carol Drinkwater's bestselling The Olive Farm told the lyrical tale of her real-life romance with partner Michel and an abandoned Provencal olive farm which they fell in love with and bought... [this sequel] entices readers into Carol and Michel's vibrant Mediterranean world , with storytelling that is both mesmeric and uplifting." 337p. . Softcover. Very Good.

$20.00

The French Alps : Savoie and Haute Savoie

By Everyman Guides

London: Everyman Guides, 2000. Exceptionally detailed, well illustrated documented guide to the region. Originally published by Editions Nouvelles-Loisirs / Gallimard, Paris 1999. 340p/ illis index. maps on endpapers . 1st UK Edition. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$22.50

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