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Hotel Pastis
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0307791912
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A beguiling novel of romance, adventure, and tongue-in-cheek suspense set in the South of France, from the beloved, best-selling author of A Year in Provence. Simon Shaw, a rumpled, fortyish English advertising executive, has decided to leave it all behind, and heads of to France to transform an abandoned police station in the Lubéron into a small but world-class hotel. On his side, Simon has a loyal majordomo and a French business partner who is as practical as she is ravishing. But he hasn’t counted on the malignant local journalist—or on the mauvaise types who have chosen the neighboring village as the site of their latest bank robbery. Slyly funny and overflowing with sensuous descriptions of the good life, Hotel Pastis is the literacy equivalent of a four-star restaurant.

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    Hôtel Pastis
  • Author : Peter Mayle,Jean Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Editions Du Seuil
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 202030743X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Tout juste divorcé d'une épouse mondaine, lassé du monde agité des affaires de Londres, Simon Shaw tombe amoureux de la Provence tranquille et ensoleillée. C'est une nouvelle vie qui s'offre à lui avec Nicole, jeune française qui le décide à ouvrir un hôtel dans un charmant village du Lubéron. Mais entre le chant des cigales et les petits verres de pastis, de curieux événements se trament. Quels projets fomentent donc Jojo et sa bande de cyclistes dans le café d'à côté ? Peter Mayle nous entraîne ici dans les aventures de la Provence pittoresque et joyeuse qu'évoquaient déjà ses précédents romans, et qui ont séduit des lecteurs du monde entier. Traduit de l'anglais par Jean Rosenthal

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    Toujours Provence
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : IND:30000029961483
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : British
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    A Year in Provence
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307755490
  • Reader Reviews : 2514
  • Genre : Travel
  • 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.

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    A Year in Provence
  • Author : Peter Mayle,Judith Clancy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 0140283730
  • Reader Reviews : 2569
  • Genre : Provence (France)
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    Chasing Cezanne
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780307791962
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city's trendiest restaurant.) It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he's on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cézanne. It's a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest--including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne.

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    A Good Year
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780375705625
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A delightful, best-selling tale about the business and pleasure of wine, adapted into a Ridley Scott movie starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard. Max Skinner has recently lost his job at a London financial firm and just as recently learned that he has inherited his late uncle’s vineyard in Provence. On arrival he finds the climate delicious, the food even better, and two of the locals ravishing. Unfortunately, the wine produced on his new property is swill. Why then are so many people interested in it? Enter a beguiling Californian who knows more about wine than Max does—and may have a better claim to the estate. Fizzy with intrigue, bursting with local color and savor, A Good Year is Peter Mayle, beloved author of A Year in Provence, at his most entertaining.

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    Provence from the Air
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105018226980
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  • Genre : Provence (France)
  • Peter Mayle, bestselling author of A YEAR IN PROVENCE and TOUJOURS PROVENCE, joins aerial photographer Jason Hawkes to capture the exquisite beauty of Southern France.

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    A Year in Provence/Toujours Provence
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 0679749438
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Travel
  • A boxed set containing Mayle's best-selling A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence offers a colorful study of the people, landscapes, and life-styles of Provence. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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    Confessions of a French Baker
  • Author : Peter Mayle,Gerard Auzet
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780307494566
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Attention bread lovers!In the first of his famous books about Provence, Peter Mayle shared with us news of a bakery in the town of Cavaillon where the baking and appreciation of breads “had been elevated to the status of a minor religion.” Its name: Chez Auzet.Now, several hundred visits later, Mayle has joined forces with Gerard Auzet, the proprietor of this most glorious of Provençal bakeries, to tell us about breadmaking at its finest.Mayle takes us into the baking room to witness the birth of a loaf. We see the master at work–slapping, rolling, squeezing, folding, and twisting dough as he sculpts it into fougasses, bâtards, and boules. Auzet then gives us precise, beautifully illustrated instructions for making sixteen kinds of bread, from the classic baguette to loaves made with such ingredients as bacon, apricots, hazelnuts, garlic, and green and black olives. There are tips galore, the tricks of the trade are revealed, and along the way Mayle relates the delightful history of four generations of Auzet bakers. One of Provence’s oldest and most delicious pleasures is now available at a kitchen near you, thanks to this charming guide. Read, bake, and enjoy.

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    The Vintage Caper
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780307269010
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the exclusive wine collection of a rich Hollywood lawyer is stolen by a cultivated thief, former lawyer and connoisseur Sam Levitt follows leads from Bordeaux to Provence while receiving assistance from a beautiful French colleague. By the award-winning author of A Year in Provence.

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    Encore Provence
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780307522931
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Travel
  • In his most delightful foray into the wonders of Provençal life, Peter Mayle returns to France and puts behind him cholesterol worries, shopping by phone, California wines, and other concerns that plagued him after too much time away. In Encore Provence, Mayle gives us a glimpse into the secrets of the truffle trade, a parfumerie lesson on the delicacies of scent, an exploration of the genetic effects of 2,000 years of foie gras, and a small-town murder mystery that reads like the best fiction. Here, too, are Mayle's latest tips on where to find the best honey, cheese, or chambre d'hìte the region has to offer. Lyric, insightful, sparkling with detail, Encore Provence brings us a land where the smell of thyme in the fields or the glory of a leisurely lunch is no less than inspiring.

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    A Dog's Life
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780307791924
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Travel
  • Once upon a time in Provence, Peter Mayle adopted a dog of uncertain origins and dubious hunting skills and gave him a name—Boy. Now he gives this canny canine a voice in an irresistible “memoir” that proves that the best vantage point for observing life may well be on all fours. As Boy recounts his progress from an overcrowded maternal bosom to unchallenged mastery of the Mayle household, he tells us why dogs are drawn to humans (“our most convenient support system”) and chickens (“that happy combination of sport and nourishment”). We share in his amorous dalliances, his run-ins with French plumbers and cats, and in the tidbits (both conversational and edible) of his owners’ dinner parties. Enhanced by fifty-nine splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren, A Dog’s Life gives us all the delights we expect from any book by Peter Mayle—pedigree prose, biting wit, and a keen nose for the fragrance of civilization—together with the insouciant wisdom of which only a dog (and probably only Peter Mayle’s dog) is capable.

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    My Twenty-Five Years in Provence
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780451494535
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Travel
  • From the moment Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, they never looked back. Here the beloved author of A Year in Provence pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his life in France—the charming and indelible parade of village life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history. He celebrates the café and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals. A celebration of twenty-five years of Provençal living—of lessons learned and changes observed—with his final book Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor.

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    The Vintage Caper
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780307273208
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A globetrotting detective story, filled with the culinary delights and entertaining characters from the national bestselling author of A Year in Provence and our most treasured chronicler of French life. “Wine and food aficionados will find much to savor.... Light, funny, and packed with a menu’s worth of scrumptious descriptions of exceptional dinners and drinks.” —USA Today The Vintage Caper begins high above Los Angeles with a world-class heist at the impressive wine cellar of lawyer Danny Roth. Enter Sam Levitt, former lawyer and wine connoisseur, who follows leads to Bordeaux and Provence. The unraveling of the ingenious crime is threaded through with Mayle’s seductive renderings of France’s sensory delights—from a fine Lynch-Bages to the bouillabaisse of Marseille—guaranteed to charm and inform even the most sophisticated palates.

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    The Diamond Caper
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780804173193
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a Riviera socialite’s diamonds are stolen—the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but increasingly audacious jewelry heists across France—Peter Mayle’s bon vivant and master sleuth, Sam Levitt, and his partner, Elena Morales, are soon on the case. In these “perfect crimes,” Sam sees the hand of a master criminal, but as he and Elena dig deeper, they begin to realize just how dangerous it may be to pursue the truth. In the midst of all the excitement, there’s a house to renovate, rosé to share, and feasts of the Provençal summer bounty to enjoy—giving The Diamond Caper all the hallmarks of another delightfully sun-splashed Peter Mayle adventure.

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    Where Did I Come From?
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : MacMillan Children's Books
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 0230015492
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Human reproduction
  • This bestselling classic explains the facts of life to young children in an age-appropriate and straightforward manner, accompanied by lively illustrations.

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    The Corsican Caper
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780345804563
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When billionaire Francis Reboul finds himself on the wrong side of a Russian tycoon, he’s fortunate to have vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales on hand to help him out. Now it’s up to Sam—who’s saved Reboul’s neck before—to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries, hit men, and Mafioso, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of “Russian diplomacy.” As usual, Sam and Elena still find time to enjoy the good life, but as Sam’s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth, he realizes Reboul might not be the only one in trouble. Rich with clever twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is an adventure par excellence.

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    Up the Agency
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 0330320580
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Advertising
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    Birds Without Wings
  • Author : Louis de Bernieres
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780307368874
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century—a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever.

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    Living in a Foreign Language
  • Author : Michael Tucker
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781555848828
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Travel
  • “Not at all the usual actor’s memoir, but a simple toast to eating, drinking and innocent merriment in old Umbria” (Kirkus Reviews). Having sent their last child off to college, Michael Tucker and his wife, the actress Jill Eikenberry, were vacationing in Italy when they happened upon a small cottage nestled in the Umbrian countryside. The three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old rustico sat perched on a hill in the verdant Spoleto valley amid an olive grove and fruit trees of every kind. For the Tuckers, it was literally love at first sight, and the couple purchased the house—without testing the water pressure or checking for signs of termites. Shedding the vestiges of their American life, Michael and Jill endeavored to learn the language, understand the nuances of Italian culture, and build a home in this new chapter of their lives. Both a celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, Living in a Foreign Language is a gorgeous, organic travelogue written with an epicurean’s delight in detail and a gourmand’s appreciation for all things fine. “The ex-L.A. Law star details his and wife Jill Eikenberry’s move to Italy. Viva la dolce vita!” —People “If you’ve ever dreamed of living in an ancient stone villa set high above the Italian countryside—and who hasn’t?—Living in a Foreign Language is a seduction, a warning, an encouragement, and a guide to making a dream come true.” —Mary Doria Russell, author of The Sparrow

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    The Marseille Caper
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780857380234
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, wine connoisseur and expert on cultivated crime, is back in Marseille, for both work and pleasure - the lure of excitement and the pleasures of the region proving too tempting to resist. But surrounded by gangsters and cut-throat developers, Sam finds himself far closer to danger than he had planned...

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    The Little French Bistro
  • Author : Nina George
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780451495594
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings. Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as “the end of the world.” Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life’s small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it’s never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along. With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop a beloved bestseller, The Little French Bistro is a tale of second chances and a delightful embrace of the joys of life in France.

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    Anything Considered
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9780679762683
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Peter Mayle’s delicious new fictional confection is set, bien entendu, in Provence, where a suave if slightly threadbare English expat named Bennett is reaching the end of his credit. In desperation he places an ad in The International Herald Tribune: “Unattached Englishman … seeks interesting and unusual work. Anything considered except marriage.” In no time at all Bennett is being paid handsomely to impersonate the mysterious and very wealthy Julian Poe. This entails occupying Poe’s palatial flat in Monte Carlo, whizzing around in his Mercedes, and charging meals at the Côte d'Azur’s better restaurants. Unfortunately, there are certain complications … involving Sicilian and Corsican Mafiosi, the loveliest woman ever to drive a tank, and a formula for domesticating the notoriously unpredictable black truffle. As orchestrated by Mayle, these elements make Anything Considered a novel of nail-biting suspense and champagne-dry wit, whose evocations of the good life are so convincing that you’ll come away with a suntan.

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    What's Happening to Me?
  • Author : Wilma Trummel Parnell,Peter Mayle,Robert Taber
  • Publisher : Lyle Stuart
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9780818403125
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Discusses the mental and physical changes that take place during puberty.

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    Experimenting on a Small Planet
  • Author : William W. Hay
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 963
  • ISBN : 9783642285608
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science
  • This book is a thorough introduction to climate science and global change. The author is a geologist who has spent much of his life investigating the climate of Earth from a time when it was warm and dinosaurs roamed the land, to today's changing climate. Bill Hay takes you on a journey to understand how the climate system works. He explores how humans are unintentionally conducting a grand uncontrolled experiment which is leading to unanticipated changes. We follow the twisting path of seemingly unrelated discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and even mathematics to learn how they led to our present knowledge of how our planet works. He explains why the weather is becoming increasingly chaotic as our planet warms at a rate far faster than at any time in its geologic past. He speculates on possible future outcomes, and suggests that nature itself may make some unexpected course corrections. Although the book is written for the layman with little knowledge of science or mathematics, it includes information from many diverse fields to provide even those actively working in the field of climatology with a broader view of this developing drama. Experimenting on a Small Planet is a must read for anyone having more than a casual interest in global warming and climate change - one of the most important and challenging issues of our time.

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    We Are Here
  • Author : Ellen Cassedy
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780803240223
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Ellen Cassedy’s longing to recover the Yiddish she’d lost with her mother’s death eventually led her to Lithuania, once the “Jerusalem of the North.” As she prepared for her journey, her uncle, sixty years after he’d left Lithuania in a boxcar, made a shocking disclosure about his wartime experience, and an elderly man from her ancestral town made an unsettling request. Gradually, what had begun as a personal journey broadened into a larger exploration of how the people of this country, Jews and non-Jews alike, are confronting their past in order to move forward into the future. How does a nation—how do successor generations, moral beings—overcome a bloody past? How do we judge the bystanders, collaborators, perpetrators, rescuers, and ourselves? These are the questions Cassedy confronts in We Are Here, one woman’s exploration of Lithuania’s Jewish history combined with a personal exploration of her own family’s place in it. Digging through archives with the help of a local whose motives are puzzling to her; interviewing natives, including an old man who wants to “speak to a Jew” before he dies; discovering the complications encountered by a country that endured both Nazi and Soviet occupation—Cassedy finds that it’s not just the facts of history that matter, but what we choose to do with them.

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    Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018
  • Author : Harris M. Lentz III
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 9781476636559
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.

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    Provence A-Z
  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780307489852
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Travel
  • 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.

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    Literary Globalism
  • Author : Carolyn A. Durham
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0838756085
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • "Johnson's Le Divorce and Le Mariage allow for a consideration of the profound changes that the international novel of Henry James has undergone in a globalized world of altered Franco-American cultural relations. Tremain's The Way I Found Her illustrates the use of cultural borrowing to create an international corpus of texts and a cosmopolitan community of readers. Harris's Chocolat and Blackberry Wine reveal her metaphoric use of the space of provincial France to represent postmodernity as a world of mobility and rootlessness.

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    The Tomb in Turkey
  • Author : Simon Brett
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781780106069
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Carole and Jude’s Turkish holiday takes a murderous turn in the new Fethering mystery Carole Seddon has never enjoyed holidays much. Nevertheless, she has allowed herself to be persuaded by her friend Jude to accept a fortnight’s free accommodation at a luxurious Turkish villa owned by Jude’s property developer friend Barney Willingdon. But from the outset the holiday is marred by a series of menacing incidents: threatening messages daubed on the villa walls; and their host being accosted by a knife-wielding man at a local restaurant. As Carole and Jude launch into what they do best - investigating - it becomes clear that Barney Willingdon has made plenty of enemies, with his ruthless business deals and complicated love life. Matters come to a head when Carole’s sightseeing trip to nearby Pinara is curtailed by the discovery of a body in one of the ancient Lycian tombs. And what really did happen to Barney’s first wife, Zoe?

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    Writes of Passage
  • Author : James Duncan,Derek Gregory
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781134721245
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science
  • Writes of Passage explores the interplay between a system of "othering" which travelers bring to a place, and the "real" geographical difference they discover upon arrival. Exposing the tensions between the imaginary and real, Duncan and Gregory and a team of leading internationa contributors focus primarily upon travelers from the 18th and 19th Centuries to pin down the imaginary within the context of imperial power. The contributors focus on travel to three main regions: Africa, South Asia, and Europe - wit the European examples being drawn from Britain, France and Greece.