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The Oysters of Locmariaquer (P.S.)

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On the northwest coast of France, just around the corner from the English Channel, is the little town of Locmariaquer (pronounced "loc-maria-care"). The inhabitants of this town have a special relationship to the world, for it is their efforts that maintain the supply of the famous Belon oysters, called les plates ("the flat ones"). A vivid account of the cultivation of Belon oysters and an excursion into the myths, legends, and rich, vibrant history of Brittany and its extraordinary people, The Oysters of Locmariaquer is also an unforgettable journey to the heart of a fascinating culture and the enthralling, accumulating drama of a unique devotion.

About the Author

Eleanor Clark (1913-1996) was also the author of two other works of nonfiction, Rome and a Villa and Eyes, Etc., and the novels The Bitter Box, Baldur's Gate, and Camping Out. She was married to Robert Penn Warren.

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darcy.j.macpherson, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by darcy.j.macpherson)
A delightful book on oysters in France with a great historical review of oystering, what the varieties are and the people who interact with them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060887421
Author:
Clark, Eleanor
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Introduction by:
Kurlansky, Mark
Introduction:
Kurlansky, Mark
Author:
by Eleanor Clark
Subject:
General
Subject:
Oyster culture.
Subject:
European oyster
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Oyster culture - France - Locmariaquer
Subject:
European oyster - France - Locmariaquer
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060509
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.57 in. .41 lbs.

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