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Rendezvous on the Seine

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXFRN549. Buy these 6 items as a set for $96 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

Joan of Arc

FRN753
Mary Gordon
Penguin Putnam
2008
208
0143113976
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In elegant, insightful prose, novelist Gordon meditates on the courageous and complex young girl and the iconic status she has acquired.
$15.00

Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist

FRN35
Anthony Roberts (Translator), Sylvie Patin
Thames & Hudson UK
1993
176
0500300305
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A colorful pocket-size reference to Monet's life, paintings and contemporaries, perfect for those visiting Giverny.
$15.95

Michelin Green Guide Normandy

FRN89
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
480
2067212443
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to Normandy and the Channel Islands in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
$21.99

Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441247
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeous, well-illustrated and filled with maps, this compact book provides an excellent overview of the French capital, its history, traditions and sights.
$19.99

Normandy Map 513

FRN49
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
2
2067209655
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Normandy at a scale of 1:200,000, featuring Rouen, Le Havre and the route of the Seine from west of Paris to the Atlantic.
$12.95

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Parisian Chic, A Style Guide

FRN984
Ines de la Fressange
Rizzoli
2011
239
2080200739
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Icon of chic and quintessential Parisienne, Ines de la Fressange includes her favorite offbeat museums, shops, salons and spas, restaurants, cafes and hotels in this charming guide, jammed with photographs, drawings and hand-written lists.
$29.95

Secret Paris

FRA135
Jacques Garance
National Book Network
2015
384
236195074X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Highlighting the most strange, fascinating and esoteric sights of any destination, Secret guides are compiled by locals and organized by neighborhood.
$21.95

Hungry For Paris

FRN985
Alexander Lobrano
Random House
2014
512
081298594X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An American in Paris since 1986, European correspondent for Gourmet and editor of Zagat's Paris, Lobrano brings a journalist's savvy and a food lover's insight to this enchanting guide of over 100 places to eat, enlivened by color photographs and charming essays on French food and dining.
$18.00

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

Eiffel's Tower

FRN987
Jill Jonnes
Penguin Putnam
2010
354
0143117297
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones captures the thrill of the modern in this sprightly tale of the tower, the 1889 World's Fair that inspired it -- and the cast of characters who gathered in Paris for the occasion, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the artists Gauguin, Van Gogh and Whistler.
$18.00

How Paris Became Paris, The Invention of the Modern City

FRA108
Joan Dejean
Bloomsbury USA
2015
320
162040768X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vibrant chronicle of how Parisian rulers transformed the city into a cosmopolitan metropolis.
$18.00

Paris at the End of the World, The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918

FRA122
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2014
416
006222140X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
John Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World) explores how the City of Light managed to shine even brighter during the four years when WWI threatened her destruction.
$15.99

Six Armies in Normandy, From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris

FRN118
John Keegan
Penguin Putnam
1994
365
0140235426
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A provocative account of the invasion of Normandy and the battles that proceeded it. Keegan's intense descriptions of the war in northern France are accompanied by perceptive analysis of the military tactics that resulted in Allied victory.
$17.00

The D-Day Atlas, Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign

FRA49
Charles Messenger
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
176
0500291195
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
At the heart of this fascinating re-creation of the D-Day campaign are 71 color maps, many drawn from the actual maps used by the Allies in 1944. Specially commissioned reconstruction drawings and 82 contemporary photographs help bring the beaches of Normandy to life.
$24.95

The D-Day Story

FRA84
Martin W. Bowman
Trafalgar Square
2014
128
0752491423
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized, well-illustrated introduction to the battles of D-Day chronicles the five beaches where more than 160,000 troops went ashore: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah and Omaha.
$16.95

The Sun King

FRN33
Nancy Mitford
NYRB
2012
255
1590174917
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An opulent, celebrated biography of Louis XIV. Gracefully written in a witty, conversational style, Mitford's book brings Versailles to vibrant life.
$15.95

Monet and the Seine, Impressions of a River

FRA138
Helga Aurisch
Yale University Press
2014
176
0300207832
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Alongside four essays by distinguished scholars, this book presents fifty ethereal, evocative and poetic paintings that Monet did along the Seine, one of his most common subjects.
$40.00

Monet's Garden in Giverny, Inventing the Landscape

FRN829
Marina Ferretti Bocquillon
Harry N. Abrams
2009
144
8874395264
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Published in conjunction with the new Musee des Impressionnismes in Giverny, this luminous collection captures Monet's beloved works and the landscapes that inspired them.
$40.00

The Gothic Cathedral, Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order

EUR246
Otto Georg Von Simson
Princeton University Press
1988
364
0691018677
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the Medieval cathedral as a representation of the supernatural and divine.
$45.00

The Impressionists at Leisure

FRN903
Pamela Todd
Thames & Hudson
2007
0500238391
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, authoritative social history of the French impressionists -- with biographies, 175 photographs and information on homes and gardens open to the public.
$40.00

The Judgment of Paris, The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism

FRN575
Ross King
Bloomsbury USA
2006
464
0802715168
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
King's lovingly researched and lucid cultural history of French art and society in the 1860s places the Impressionists at the center of a revolution in philosophy and taste.
$20.00

Paris to the Past, Traveling Through French History by Train

FRN953
Ina Caro
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
400
0393343154
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The infectiously enthusiastic Ina Caro charts 25 day trips from Paris in this marvelously conceived history and guide. From the splendor of Chartres, wonders of Sainte-Chapelle and elegant Place de la Concorde, Caro enchants.
$17.95

A Day in the Country and Other Stories

FRN307
Guy de Maupassant
Oxford University Press
2009
312
0199555788
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of 28 of de Maupassant's short stories, set mostly in the writer's native Normandy.
$11.95

Claude & Camille, A Novel of Monet

FRN891
Stephanie Cowell
Crown
2011
338
0307463222
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
You can practically smell the paint in Stephanie Cowell's lyrical novel -- peopled by not just Claude Monet and the love of his life, Camille, but also by his best friend Bazille, Renoir, Pissaro and Manet.
$15.00

Paris

FRA38
Edward Rutherfurd
Doubleday
2014
832
0345530764
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Edward Rutherford's sweeping tale traces Paris from Roman occupation to the building of Notre Dame, the machinations of Cardinal Richeleu, glittering court of Versailles, Revolution, the Belle Epoque, the Lost Generation, Nazi occupation and the Resistance all the way up to student revolt in the tumultuous 1960s.
$18.00

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The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history.
$17.95

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
$16.00

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light.
$13.99

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

FRN75
Peter Abelard, Betty Radice (Translator)
Penguin
2004
309
0140448993
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The correspondence of the famous 12th-century lovers, translated from the medieval French. This Penguin Classic edition translated by Betty Radice. Peter Abelard's "Historia Calamitatum" is a classic.
$16.00

1066, The Year of the Conquest

GBR115
David Howarth
Penguin Putnam
1981
207
0140058508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A crack medievalist and storyteller, Howarth brings to life the momentous events of 1066 in rich, anecdotal history -- a classic portrait of the Norman invasion and conquest of England.
$15.00

Impressionism, Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society

FRN117
Robert L. Herbert
Yale University Press
1991
324
0300050836
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated social history, this book shows the cafes, opera houses, dance halls and other places of entertainment and leisure that inspired some of the great Impressionist paintings.
$38.50

Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

On Rue Tatin, Living and Cooking in a French Town

FRN308
Susan Herrmann Loomis
Broadway Books
2002
288
0767904559
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A talented chef with winning prose, Loomis dedicates her memoir to Louviers and its inhabitants "for making room for us." With 50 Norman recipes throughout.
$16.00

Impressionism

FRN310
Belinda Thomson
Thames & Hudson
2000
272
0500203350
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A readable account of the French Impressionist movement and its most notable artists, illustrated with color reproductions. This book's thoughtful analyses of individual works are illuminated by solid historical and cultural background.
$21.95

Artists in Residence

FRN353
Dana Micucci
Little Bookroom
2001
143
1892145006
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An attractively illustrated guide to exploring the homes of 19th-century artists in and around Paris, including Giverny, Auvers and Ornans. An excellent guide for day-long excursions outside Paris with a focus on nature and art.
$19.95

Cezanne

FRN508
Mary Tompkins Lewis
Phaidon Press
2001
352
0714835153
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A well-illustrated introduction to Cezanne's life and works in the stimulating Art and Ideas series by Phaidon, featuring 193 color and 13 black and white illustrations.
$29.95

The Most Beautiful Villages of Normandy

FRN647
Hugh Palmer
Thames & Hudson
2002
208
0500510725
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An oversized, full color photographic celebration of the villages, churches, chateaux, harbors, and coastlines of Normandy.
$40.00

A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

FRN757
Guy de Maupassant
Penguin
2004
322
0140448128
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in in the nouveau riche Paris of society women, prostitutes and playboys, in Normandy at sea and in the South of France, the 34 gems in this Penguin Classics collection are vintage Maupassant: economical, darkly humorous and brilliant.
$13.00

Worth Looking For

Houseboat on the Seine, A Memoir

FRA43
William Wharton
William Morrow & Company
1996
240
1557042721
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Painter and novelist William Wharton beguiles us with the nuts and bolts of turning a derelict wooden hull moored on the Seine into a home. Available in a Kindle e-book edition only.
$0.00