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Treasures of Catalonia, Roussillon, Languedoc & Provence

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.
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Essential Reading Package-EXFRN516

Item EXFRN516. Buy these 4 items as a set for $72 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Eyewitness Guide Barcelona & Catalonia

SPN121
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
208
1465437541
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this superbly illustrated guide features color photography, dozens of local maps and detailed information on the region's attractions.
$20.00

The Mediterranean in History

MED79
David Abulafia (Editor)
Getty Trust Publications
2011
320
1606060570
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor at Cambridge, Abulafia leads a team of eight historians in this engaging overview of the civilizations and societies affected by the great sea at the heart of Europe. Published in cooperation with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the book features 150 color and 150 black-and-white illustrations.
$29.95

Homage to Catalonia

SPN03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
2015
256
0544382048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
5/9/2015
0
1
0
0
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets.
$14.95

Mediterranean Explorer Map

MED89
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2006
1
0954371739
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy color map of the Mediterranean from Spain to the Black Sea and the Levant puts ancient sites and historic ports into context. With notable people, a timeline and descriptions of dozens of places.
$12.95

Eyewitness Guide France

FRN01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465440178
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
This superb guide to all of France features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$30.00

The Roman Provence Guide

FRA05
Edwin Mullins
Interlink Publishing Group
2012
224
156656896X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Mullin's succinct history and guide to the many monuments, arches and other antiquities of Provincia Nostra, the first Roman territory outside Italy, covers the must-see archaeological sites of Provence and neighboring Languedoc in detail.
$20.00

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

FRN968
Adam Gopnik
Vintage Books
2012
288
0307593452
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Gopnik's delectable social history traces America's "table ancestry" to 18th-century France, birthplace of modern taste and the restaurant. He also urges us not to forget the deeper value of what goes on around the table.
$15.95

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

Barcelona

SPN01
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
1993
570
0679743839
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
A Longitude favorite, this big, thoroughly enjoyable cultural history of the city touches on architecture, art, religion and literature from Roman outpost to today.
$22.00

Lords of the Sea

GRE366
John R. Hale
Viking
2010
432
0143117688
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A renowned archaeologist and historian presents the epic battles, indomitable ships, and the men of ancient Greece -- from extraordinary leaders to seductive rogues, taking readers on an illustrated tour of the far flung expeditions and legacy of the Athenians.
$21.00

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.
$26.95

The Friar of Carcassonne

FRN991
Stephen O'Shea
Bloomsbury USA
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
1
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

Antonio Gaudi, Master Architect

SPN374
Juan Bassegoda Nonell
Abbeville Publishing Group
2001
285
0789206900
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized collection of Gaudi's work captures the evolution, imagination and exuberance of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.
$11.95

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

A Year in Provence

FRN19
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
1991
207
0679731148
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The original best-selling tale of settling down in Provence, told with warmth and a great deal of humor. It offers a wonderful inside look at the charms and quirks of the people and the countryside in the south of France.
$15.95

Death at the Chateau Bremont

FRN972
M.L. Longworth
Penguin Putnam
2011
311
0143119524
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family chateau, the town is abuzz with rumors. A lively whodunit steeped in the rich and romantic atmosphere of Aix-en-Provence.
$15.00

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SPN173
Peter R. Bush (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
242
188351312X
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
$14.95

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

The Shadow of the Wind

SPN298
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Penguin Putnam
2005
512
0143034901
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the brooding atmosphere of post-WW II Barcelona, this gripping story-within-a-story has it all: murder, doomed love and a mysterious book which draws the young hero, Daniel Sempere, into the city’s dangerous underworld.
$17.00

More Books

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

Eyewitness Guide Provence & the Cote D'Azur

FRN18
Roger Williams
DK Publishing
2016
272
1465437649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is an illustrated, colorful guide to the art and architecture, literature, history and attractions of Provence. With photographs and site plans, maps and sections on the Riviera, the Var, Bouches-du-Rhone, Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
$23.00

Food and Wines of Spain

SPN100
Penelope Casas
Random House
1982
457
0394513487
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
$37.50

Barcelona Map

SPN105
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
386609373X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed city map, laminated and folded for easy reference.
$9.95

Letters on Cezanne

FRN300
Rainer Maria Rilke, Joel Agee (Translator)
North Point Press
2002
84
086547639X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
1
0
0
This brilliant meditation on Paris, art, and life takes the form of a series of short letters by the great poet Rilke to his wife Clara. The book chronicles Rilke's daily pilgrimage to a Cezanne exhibition at a Paris gallery.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Barcelona

SPN513
A. Ham
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
192
1786572109
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to Barcelona that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes a pull-out city map.
$13.99

For Kids

I, Juan de Pareja

SPN155
Elizabeth De Trevino
Macmillan
1984
180
0374435251
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Award-winning children's novel, based on a true story, chronicles the evolution of the friendship between the Spanish painter Velazquez and his African slave. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

Worth Looking For

Homage to Barcelona

SPN508
Colm Toibin
Penguin Putnam
1992
240
0140172025
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
With a nod to George Orwell, Toibin touches on the founding of the city, its different quarters, its art, architecture, culture, and nightlife in this appreciative profile, Living in the city in the 1970s, he brings first-hand experience to his essays on Catalan nationalism, the Franco years and the transition to democracy.
$0.00