Archive for June, 2011

Lacoste, Provence

Lacoste, Provence
Kindly Contributed by Tony Perrottet, author of The Sinner’s Grand Tour. “I never had a hankering to visit Provence — too many antique markets, too many Brits living in renovated barnyards, too overdone by Peter Mayle — until I heard about a quirky little village called Lacoste near Avignon. This remote outpost was once home
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Blue Guide Istanbul

Blue Guide Istanbul
The long-awaited sixth edition of John Freely’s erudite, indispensable guide to the monuments, art and history of Istanbul is out! Opening with a crisp summary of history along with a primer on Ottoman art and architecture, Freely dives straight in to a district-by-district survey of attractions. With a section of color maps, site plans and
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Antwerp

Antwerp
Kindly contributed by Mark Lamster, author of Master of Shadows, a tale of the artist Peter Paul Rubens, his double life as a secret agent and 17th-Century Europe. “Even four hundred years after he walked its streets, finding a place in Antwerp redolent of Peter Paul Rubens is no problem. He remains a ubiquitous presence
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Award Winners

Award Winners
Two terrific novels, Colum McCann’s gravity-defying Let the Great World Spin, set in New York city in 1974 as Philippe Petit high-wire walks between the twin towers, and The Tiger’s Wife, youngster Tea Obrecht’s rich family saga set in the war-torn Balkans, have both garnered prizes this month. If you haven’t already, we suggest adding
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