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Aspects of Provence

by James Pope-Hennessy

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Description and travel,
  • Reisebericht

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames Pope-Hennessy
    SeriesPenguin travel library
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC611.P958 P65 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 157 p. :
    Number of Pages157
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24961204M
    ISBN 100140095829
    ISBN 109780140095821
    OCLC/WorldCa18961350

    Get this from a library! Caesar's vast ghost: aspects of Provence. [Lawrence Durrell] -- Durrell, a thirty year resident of Provence, offers a guidebook, a writer's journal, and a letter to prosperity, capturing the essential spirit of the area and its array of human history through the.   Hotel Pastis is a Peter Mayle novel, nothing more, nothing less. You're in for a bounder of a tale about Provence involving some English executive (who, in this case, is named Simon) who has had enough of the business world and falls in love with the south of France/5().

    Books: Fiction. The Fly-Truffler (Gustaf Sobin, ). After the death of his young wife, a Provençal man stays in touch with her spirit through intimate dream visions. Hotel Pastis (Peter Mayle, ). Mayle, whose nonfiction books are recommended earlier, also writes fiction set in Provence, including this book and A Good Year. I found this whilst searching for books to take on a trip to Provence last week and, having enjoyed Durrell's Sicilian Carousel on a visit to that island last year, decided to give it a go. It contains some interesting details for the curious traveller such as the difference between bullfighting in Spain and in Provence, bravura historical narrative (including a gripping account of how the.

    It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun. 3 out of 5 stars Thin. Click to read more about Paradise and Pestilence: Aspects of Provence by Suzanne St. Albans. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for bookloversReviews: 1.


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Aspects of Provence (Travel Library) Paperback – December 6, by James Pope-Hennessy (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from 5/5(1). Aspects of Provence Hardcover – June 1, by James Pope-Hennessy (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" 5/5(1). While working at the company's offices, in Paternoster Row in London, he worked on his first book, London Fabric (), for Largely owing to his mother's influence, he decided to become a writer and /5(7).

This is one of my two favorite books on Provence, the other being Ford Maddoxx Ford's book "Provence". Durell spent his last years in Provence and this book does a great job of capturing its history and culture.

Mayle's books are fun, junk food; this book is a seven course, five-hour meal at a three-star Michelin restaurant/5(14). Aspects of Provence by James Pope-Hennessy,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(7). Durrell is often at his most pungent in this prose poem to Provence, which masquerades&#;here and there&#;as a travel book.

Layer upon layer of human existence in Provence is examined, with references going back to the Stone Age, and set against the evolution of the landscape under massive incursions by foreign occupiers with their varied temperaments: Roman, Greek, Persian, African.

During World War II, he served as a British press officer. His first novel, Pied Piper of Lovers, was published inbut was considered a failure. Some of his other works include The Black Book, The Alexandria Quartet, The Avignon Quintet, and Caesar's Vast Ghost: A Portrait of Provence.

Bitter Lemons won the Duff Cooper Prize in /5(3). This is an entertaining account of Suzanne, Duchess of St Alban's life in Provence with her husband, the Duke of St Albans, where they conquered many difficulties in restoring her parents' derelict house and gardens at Vence.

In between renovating the property, Mas Mistral, and entertaining friends, the Duchess found time to explore the geography and history of the region and to make herself.

My own edition () is entitled “Caesar’s Vast Ghost - Aspects of Provence”, which offers a clearer idea of the content. The journey is more temporal than spatial. Durrell warns of “unanswerable questions about the Roman Thing and the. This book was first published ina few days before Durrell’s death/5.

Aspects of Provence by Pope-Hennessy, James and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Durrell's long experience in the region allowed him to discuss many of the more obscure aspects of Provence and its history. It is part history, part memoir, part poetry.

The book should be read for its value as entertainment and to gain a sense of Provence & its history, but I do not feel that it would be a suitable source of accurate historical information/5(3).

Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc).

Will be a good Reading copy. ASPECTS OF PROVENCE By James Pope-hennessy. Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover. Good in Good dust jacket. Item # Mild wear and foxing to DJ inside mylar cover, spine slightly. Aspects of Provence.

[James Pope-Hennessy] -- Impressions of Provence as they appeared to a British traveler. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search.

Search Book: All Authors / Contributors: James Pope-Hennessy. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Authors - of both fiction and non-fiction - just never tire of writing about Provence in all its infinite variety.

This page collects short reviews of some of the more interesting recent books about aspects of life here. Peter Mayle died in Januarybut he remains perhaps the best-loved writer. Each book provides insight into life in the South of France.

Discover the fascinating characters who chose to live in the region and their impact on Provence. Children’s Books. It’s easy to get a bit caught up in adult activities focusing on the cultural and historical aspects of Provence.

However, there is plenty to interest children in. The Never-Lonely Land; ASPECTS OF PROVENCE. By James Pope-Hennessy. Illustrated. New York: Longmans, Green & Co. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: Longmans, Includes index.

Description: xiii, pages: 1 map ; 20 cm. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope-Hennessy, James. Aspects of Provence. Boston, Little, Brown [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book.

Aspects of Provence (11) by James Pope-Hennessy (Penguin), first published inremains the best English-language introduction to many of the flavours of the region –. Get this from a library! Paradise and pestilence: aspects of Provence. [Suzanne Marie Adele Beauclerk St Albans, Duchess of.].The book aims to capture the essential spirit of the land and those of its warriors, historians, philosophers and poets.

The Romans gave form to Provence and Durrell looks at the road systems, the Pont du Gard, the Maison Carree, the arenas, theatres, arches, bridges, memorials and towns.Provence, where Lawrence Durrell has lived for 30 years, is the motif of this book.

It offers the traveller intriguing things they will not find elsewhere and preserves memories and cameos of the Midi and its people. The book aims to capture the essential spirit of the land and those of its warriors, historians, philosophers and poets.

The Romans.