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The Yellow Cross

FRN857
Rene Weis
Vintage Books
2002
464
0375704418
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Peopled with indelible characters -- from a charismatic, beautiful chatelaine and a double-dealing priest to a loquacious, heroic shepherd and a merciless bishop -- this harrowing tale of a desperate people who defied the kings of Europe and the Pope transports the reader to 13th-century Montaillou in the French Pyrenees.
$16.95

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

Michelin Green Guide Languedoc, Roussillon, Tarn Gorges

FRN265
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
464
2067220527
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A venerable driving guide to the Langedoc region by Michelin, organized alphabetically and featuring detailed local maps.
$22.99

Languedoc-Roussillon Map

FRN185
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067135341
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed regional map.
$11.95

Midi Pyrenees Map 525

FRN163
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
2
2067135333
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed (1:200,000), frequently updated regional map of the central Pyrenees, centered on Toulouse.
$11.95

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

Walking in the Cathar Region

FRN517
Alan Matingly
Cicerone
2005
225
185284423X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An overview of the region and practical guide to 22 recommended walks.
$19.95

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

French Wine, A History

FRA290
Rod Phillips
University of California Press
2016
319
0520285239
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
In this delicious overview, Phillips guides readers through 2,500 years of French wine history, covering how France's wine regions developed their unique personalities, the relationship of French wine with class, religion and gender and much more.
$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

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

Inquisition and Medieval Society

EUR355
James Buchanan Given
Cornell University Press
2001
272
0801487595
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor of history, Given draws on the ideas of Marx and Foucault in this schoalrly analysis of the papal inquistion in medieval Languedoc.
$24.95

The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade

FRN278
Michael Costen
St. Martin's Press
1997
256
0719043328
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the war against the Cathar heretics of Languedoc in the 12th and 13th centuries, including an in-depth profile of the region's social and political situation at the time.
$30.00

The Friar of Carcassonne

FRN991
Stephen O'Shea
Gardners Books
2011
280
1846683203
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
O'Shea (The Perfect Heresy) turns the tale of Friar Bernard Delicieux and a city that stood against Pope Boniface VIII, Machiavellian French King Philip the Fair and grand inquisitor Bernard Gui into a thrilling tale of resistance in medieval Languedoc.
$22.25

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

Castle

EUR472
David Macaulay
Harcourt Books
2013
80
0544102266
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An updated version of Macaulay’s classic about the architecture, design and construction of a medieval castle; unlike the original, this one is in full-color.
$19.99

Prehistoric Art in Europe

EUR02
N.K. Sanders
Yale University Press
1992
508
0300052863
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An overview of European prehistoric art, well-illustrated with black-and-white photos, line drawings and maps. This book places the cave art in southwestern France within the larger context of prehistoric art.
$45.00

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

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

The Walker's Anthology

WLK13
Deborah Manley
Trailblazer
2013
160
1905864523
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
1
0
Writers from around the world reflect on the transformative nature of a good stroll in these inspiring quotations and excerpts from literary figures including W.H. Auden, Agatha Christie, Captain James Cook, Charles Dickens, Paul Theroux, Henry David Thoreau, Colin Thubron and Mark Twain.
$14.95

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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 overlooking the Dordogne.
$16.95

Regional Map of Languedoc-Roussillon

FRN61
IGN
IGN
2014
2
2758532980
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, updated and revised, including city plans and place-name index.
$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

Rough Guide Languedoc & Roussillon

FRN184
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2017
352
0241273935
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated regional guide, especially good for its local maps.
$22.99

Montaillou, The Promised Land of Error

FRN304
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Barbara Bray (Translator)
Braziller
2008
383
0807615986
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This absorbing, candid and marvelously detailed portrait of daily life in 13th-Century Languedoc was a French bestseller. It's based on the 600-year-old transcript of heretic interrogations by Bishop (later Pope Benedict XII) Jacques Fournier of Pamiers. 30th Anniversary Edition.
$28.95

The Catalans

FRN511
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
224
0393051102
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Patrick O'Brian's bitingly funny novel of Dr. Alain Roeg, returned home to a family in crisis, beautifully evokes the Languedoc town of Saint-Feliu, where O'Brian made his home.
$18.95

Cadogan Guide Languedoc-Roussillon

FRN602
Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls
Cadogan Books
2012
304
156656879X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Based in southwest France, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls cover the sweep of the Mediterranean, from the Rhone Valley to the Spanish border, in knowledgeable detail.
$21.95

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

Hot Sun, Cool Shadow

FRN760
Angela Murrills
Globe Pequot Press
2008
264
0762747471
PAPER
Food
0
0
1
0
In this mouthwatering travelogue interspersed with classic recipes, Murrills shows the allure of Languedoc and the slow food movement. Charmingly illustrated by her husband, Peter Matthews.
$16.95

Cycling the Canal du Midi, Across Southern France from Toulouse to Sete

FRN799
Declan Lyons
Cicerone
2009
192
1852845597
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to cycling the historic Canal du Midi in the Languedoc.
$21.95

A Most Holy War, The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom

FRN810
Mark Gregory Pegg
Oxford University Press
2009
253
0195393104
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
As talented a writer as he is a historian, Pegg never loses sight of the drama of grand expeditions, heroic sieges and the panoply of village insurgents, kings and crusaders in this rousing tale of the battle for Christendom.
$15.95

Luminous Debris, Reflecting on Vestige in Provence and Languedoc

FRN818
Gustaf Sobin
University of California Press
1999
247
0520222458
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A collection of contemplative essays on the deep history of Provence by the American-born poet, novelist and amateur archaeologist, who settled in the village of Guallt in the 1960s.
$31.95

Lonely Planet French Audio Pack

FRN826
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
174360369X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy take-along phrasebook includes a CD with essential vocabulay for travelers.
$12.99

Michelin Green Guide France

FRA178
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
708
206720663X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With its respected star system, the Michelin guide to France suggests everything from wine and cuisine to beaches, castles, villages and (of course) the best of Paris.
$23.99

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

The Pilot and the Little Prince, The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery

FRA112
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2014
48
0374380694
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A notable companion to Le Petit Prince, this beautifully illustrated biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupery focuses on his life as a pilot and the dangers he faced on his North African mail route flights.
$18.99