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Dordogne

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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DORDOGNE. Buy these 4 items as a set for $69 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Cave Painters

FRN620
Gregory Curtis
Alfred Knopf
2007
288
1400078873
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In this tale of art, paleontology and discovery, Curtis introduces the masterworks of cave art in France and Spain, visiting Altamira, Lascaux, Les Trois-Freres, Cosquer, Chauvet and others.
$16.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast

FRN580
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
320
1465440968
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide to exploring Southwest France features hundreds of color illustrations, local and regional maps and site diagrams.
$25.00

Dordogne Map D24

FRN60
IGN
IGN
2013
1
2118100728
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Centered on Perigueux, this French-made map covers the Dordogne at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

Cave Art, A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe

EUR282
Paul Bahn
Quarto
2012
224
0711226555
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An authoritative, illustrated guide to exploring 50 caves in England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as relevant museums and centers.
$24.95

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

Michelin Green Guide Dordogne Berry Limousin

FRN15
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
432
2067220551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style.
$22.99

Families of the Vine, Seasons Among the Winemakers of Southwest France

FRN479
Michael S. Sanders
HarperCollins
2006
265
0060559659
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A delightful, informative portrait of a venerable winemaking family in southwest France -- and the stylish, savory wines of Clos Triguedina -- by an American chef who lived in the region.
$15.99

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

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

FRN129
Amy Kelly
Harvard University Press
1974
443
0674242548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A spirited, meticulously researched chronicle that recreates the life and world of Eleanor of Aquitaine in 12th-century Europe. A Harvard University Press Classic, first published in 1950.
$33.00

South-West France, The Wines and Winemakers

FRN795
Paul Strang
University of California Press
2009
400
0520259416
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this sparkling introduction to a region, winner of the 2009 GOURMAND "Best Wine Atlas/Tourism Book in the World" award, Strang covers the South-West with expertise and enthusiasm providing a history of the wine industry and introducing readers to a wine-lover's paradise that seems to defy globalization. With 70 color illustrations.
$57.95

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

FRN994
Werner Herzog
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
6314476240
DVD
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Herzog was granted unprecedented access to Chauvet, home to cave paintings believed to be the oldest human artwork ever found, for this contemplative documentary.
$27.98

Stepping-Stones, A Journey Through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne

FRN911
Christine Desdemaines-Hugon
Yale University Press
2010
320
0300152663
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This first work by Desdemaines-Hugon (a scholar of the art and artists of the Dordogne region) provides an intimate look at the artistry of Dordogne’s Paleolithic paintings and drawings and conveys the experience of coming face-to-face with Font de Gaume, Combarelles, Rouffignac, Cap Blanc and Bernifal.
$28.00

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

Bruno, Chief of Police

FRN811
Martin Walker
Alfred Knopf
2010
288
030745469X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Convincingly set in rural France, Martin Walker's gripping whodunit, Perigord style, has a charming detective, an irresistible female police officer, a complex and timely crime and a marvelous sense of the cafés, markets, bakeries and people of the Dordogne.
$16.00

Deadly Slipper

FRN631
Michelle Wan
Vintage Books
2006
301
1400079527
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Wan crafts a suspenseful, elegant tale of food, romance and murder out of a search for a long-lost woman in the Dordogne.
$15.95

Death in the Truffle Wood

FRN671
Pierre Magnan
St. Martin's Press
2008
208
0312367198
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A deft mystery, combining humor, an atmospheric setting in rural Provence and murder. Magnan evokes the folkways and traditions of Banon, a heretofore quiet village devoted to truffles.
$18.99

France, A Traveler's Literary Companion

FRN767
William Rodarmor (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
256
1883513189
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This collection contains literary gems from all corners of France by a select group of 20th-century French writers from Colette to Simenon.
$14.95

The Orchid Shroud

FRN870
Michelle Wan
Vintage Books
2007
352
1400079535
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In the second suspenseful novel in the Death in Dordogne series, Mara Dunn again teams with orchidologist Julian Wood, this time to investigate the case of an infant murdered more than 100 years ago.
$13.95

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The Lost Upland, Stories of Southwest France

FRN11
W.S. Merwin
Counterpoint
2016
320
1619027747
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Three richly evocative stories of life in a Dordogne village by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Merwin, one of our finest living poets. Originally published in 1992, the book is steeped in history, food and personality. The author owns a house in Loubressac ov
$16.95

For Kids

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this illuminating book for middle readers, master draughtsman MacAulay presents text and innovative drawings that detail the planning and construction of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral. It's a masterpiece.
$11.99

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A marvelous fictionalized portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England successively, traveler to Constantinople, wife of a future saint, mother of Richard the Lionheart and for 15 years a prisoner of the English Crown. For young adults.
$7.99

The Little Prince

FRN361
Antoine de Saint Exupery, Richard Howard (Translator)
Harcourt Books
2000
83
0156012197
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Antoine de Saint-Exupery's modern fable, enshrined in the hearts of many. First published in 1943, it tells of a naif extraterrestrial who wanders from planet to planet, learning wisdom as he goes.
$11.99

Eyewitness Medieval Life

EUR334
Andrew Langley
DK Publishing
2011
72
0756607051
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A visually rich survey for ages 9-12, this colorful book introduces the art and architecture, people and culture of Medieval Europe.
$19.99

The Complete Fairy Tales

FRN883
Christopher Betts (Translator), Charles Perrault
Oxford University Press
2009
204
0199236836
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This superb translation, with 26 stunning illustrations by Gustave Dore, captures the delightful spirit of The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Little Red Riding-Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Cinderella and other classic tales.
$35.00

The Secret Cave, Discovering Lascaux

FRN889
Emily Arnold McCully
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2010
40
0374366942
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In 1940, four boys in the south of France were searching for buried treasure and instead found paintings that had been preserved in the cave of Lascaux for over 17,000 years. Caldecott Medalist McCully tells the true story of discovering some of the best-known examples of prehistoric art. This archaeological tale for ages 6-9 includes full color pictures throughout.
$18.99

Built to Last

GEN953
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
272
0547342403
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A compilation of MacAulay's books Castle, Cathedral and Mosque with updated research and new color drawings. MacAulay tells the fictional but accurate stories of how these structures were built, explaining their historical and cultural importance. Packed with wonderfully detailed illustrations, this book will appeal to all ages.
$24.99