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Burgundy

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Companion Guide Burgundy

FRN73
Robert Speaight, Francis Pagan
Boydell & Brewer
2000
385
1900639173
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable district-by-district guide to Burgundy, this intelligent (and very British) book interweaves maps, some illustrations and plenty of opinionated detail regarding local geography, history and culture.
$34.95

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

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Burgundy Map

FRN84
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
2
2067135279
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date regional map, including Dijon, at the scale of 1:200,000 published by Michelin.
$11.95

Michelin Green Guide Burgundy / Jura

FRN164
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
448
2067190377
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style.
$21.99

Long Ago in France, The Years in Dijon

FRN21
M.F.K. Fisher
Touchstone
1992
159
0671755145
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A memoir of Fisher's years in France in the late '20s and early '30s, a time of exuberant discoveries of the glories of French food and French culture.
$13.95

The Cook and the Gardener, A Year of Recipes and Writings from the French Countryside

FRN85
Amanda Hesser
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
632
0393046680
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
An American cook in Burgundy records her recipes and growing fondness for a very French gardener in this narrative cookbook. It includes 250 recipes and some fine observations on local people and places.
$35.00

The Wines of Burgundy

FRN645
Clive Coates
University of California Press
2008
1007
0520212517
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Coates introduces the villages, vineyards and vintages of the celebrated region, analyzing climatological effects and profiling the top wines by year, climate and region. With 43 pages of maps showing every wine estate.
$68.95

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

Speak the Culture France

FRN885
Andrew Whittaker (Editor)
Stylus
2008
295
1854184938
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This helpful guide with a sense of humor provides an overview of historic and contemporary French culture, including literature, performing arts, fashion, communications and, of course, food.
$24.95

The Most Beautiful Villages of Burgundy

FRN80
James Bentley, Hugh Palmer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
1998
224
0500018626
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Divided geographically, this handsome book is an illustrated portrait of the region, its landscape, architecture and people. With maps, a travel guide and 260 photographs.
$40.00

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 wi
$17.95

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

FRN72
Kermit Lynch
Noonday Press
1990
271
0374522669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A delightful and warmly anecdotal book highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless.
$19.00

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

In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages

FRN86
Hella Haasse
Academy Chicago
1991
594
089733356X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With a cast of thousands including Joan of Arc and the Dukes of Burgundy, this 1949 historical novel renders the political intrigue, people and texture of 15th-century Europe and of medieval court life during the Hundred Years War.
$21.95

Travelers' Tales France

FRN05
James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger
Traveler's Tales
2002
528
1885211732
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of mostly contemporary tales, including such marvelous authors as Peter Mayle, M.F.K. Fisher, Mort Rosenblum, Ina Caro and Jan Morris. Organized thematically, it's a good introduction to the history, culture and character of France.
$18.95

The Botanist and the Vintner, How Wine Was Saved for the World

FRN497
Christy Campbell
Algonguin
2006
314
1565125282
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
In this witty book Campbell interweaves a dramatic tale of the devastation of vineyards in 1860's France with French cultural history and a tale of the mad scramble by scientists (along with witches, priests and mystics) to discover the cause and cure. The French were none too pleased that salvation (as well as the disease) came in the form of American root stock.
$14.95