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1000 Years of Annoying The French

This is a new updated edition. Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non!...

111 Places in Provence That You Must Not Miss

The Papal palace is familiar. But who would imagine finding an internees camp or milestones of modern architecture in Provence? Did you know that one of the biggest and most beautiful French bookstores...

112 Gripes About the French

When American troops arrived in Paris to help maintain order at the end of the Second World War they were, at first, received by the local population with a sense of euphoria. However, the French soon...

24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815

`One of the lancers rode by, and stabbed me in the back with his lance. I then turned, and lay with my face upward, and a foot soldier stabbed me with his sword as he walked by. Immediately after, another,...

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In the vineyards, wine caves, and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life. These are the...

A Brit Guide to Disneyland Paris 2015/16: And Paris Attractions

` Brit Guides are the best for any Disney location,` so said a reader reviewer.`Fantastic! Trust me it`ll save you hours over a two day visit` said another. From the true experts a full run-down on the...

A Buzz in the Meadow

This book is from the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize - shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale. In 2003, Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together...

A Cook`s Tour of France: Regional French Recipes

Every year in spring, Gabriel Gate spends two months travelling in his beloved native land, where he began as a chef more than 40 years ago. During these visits Gabriel delights in the top gourmet specialities...

A Country Road, A Tree

BY THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LONGBOURNSHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE 2017 `Skilful . . . daring . . . extraordinary`...

 

A Day at Chateau De Vaux Le Vicomte

Vaux-le-Vicomtes rich history began in 1641, when infamous Finance Minister Nicolas Fouquet bought the estate and enlisted architect Louis Le Vau, decorator Charles le Brun, and garden designer Andre Le...

 

A Day at Versailles

The world`s most iconic chateau has welcomed tourists the world over, yet this handsome slipcased volume offers up the charm of a thousand and one hidden places in the chateau, its gardens, and pavilions....

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.Here, Barbara...

Adventures on the Wine Route

”Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull...If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms; there is a world of magic to discover.” So wrote the renowned...

Agincourt: My Family, the Battle and the Fight for France

On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village of Agincourt, four men sheltered from the rain and prepared for battle. All four were English knights, ancestors of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and...

A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse

A sumptuously photographed French cookbook with simple, elegant recipes that will transport food lovers, Francophiles, and armchair travelers to an old farmhouse in southwest France. When Mimi Thorisson...

American Expeditionary Force: France 1917-1918

When the United States entered the war in April 1917 the belligerents were approaching exhaustion. It had been hoped by the Generals in both Britain and France that untold numbers of fresh troops would...

A Paris Christmas: An Improbable Tale of Good Food and True Love

A Paris Christmas is the charming tale of how a man who was raised on white bread - and didn`t speak a word of French - unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the Christmas dinner for...

A Short Bright Flash

Augustin Fresnel (1788-1827) shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many...

A Taste Of The Sun

Legendary cook and writer Elizabeth David changed the way Britain ate, introducing a postwar nation to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean, and bringing new flavours and aromas such as garlic,...

A Walk in Paris

Paris - the most beautiful city in the world! The most romantic! It`s the perfect place for a girl and her grandad to spend the day. Join them as they explore Paris`s iconic landmarks and experience its...

Bad Faith: A History of Family and Fatherland

Bad Faith tells the story of one of history`s most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and `Commissioner for Jewish Affairs`, who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy...

Battle of Somme: 2016

1917 Whilst the First World War conflict was still in progress, Michelin launched a large collection of over 30 illustrated guides to the battlefields, forming a whole encyclopaedia for enthusiasts. To...

Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality and Hitler`s Lightning War - France, 1940

The German campaign in France during the summer of 1940 was pivotal to Hitler`s ambitions and fundamentally affected the course of the Second World War. Having squabbled about fighting methods right up...

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