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A Time of Gifts
A Time of Gifts
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey--to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues... (read more)

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Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart
Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart
by William Alexander
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"Flirting with French is hilarious and touching, all the way to the surprise ending. In this 'travelogue' about learning French, William Alexander proves that learning a new language is an adventure of its own--with all the unexpected obstacles... (read more)

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Between the Woods & the Water on Foot To Constantinople From the Hook of Holland
Between the Woods & the Water on Foot To Constantinople From the Hook of Holland
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933--to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day--proved so rich in experiences that when much later... (read more)

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Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece (New York Review Books Classics)
Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece (New York Review Books Classics)
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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Roumeli is not to be found on present-day maps. It is the name once given to northern Greece—stretching from the Bosporus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth, a name that evokes a world where the present is inseparably... (read more)

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Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese (New York Review Books Classics)
Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese (New York Review Books Classics)
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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The Mani, at the tip of Greece’s—and Europe’s—southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and... (read more)

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A Time of Gifts (New York Review Books Classics)
A Time of Gifts (New York Review Books Classics)
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey — to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water... (read more)

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Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
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Sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes poignant, Bill Bryson takes a trip to the villages of his beloved Britain.... (read more)

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I'm Off Then (09 Edition)
I'm Off Then (09 Edition)
by Kerkeling
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From one of Germanyand#8217;s most beloved celebrities, a cross between Bill Bryson and Paulo Coelho.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;It has sold over 3 million copies and been translated into eleven different languages. Pilgrims have increased along the... (read more)

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Round Ireland with a Fridge
Round Ireland with a Fridge
by Tony Hawks
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Have you ever made a drunken ben? Worse, still, have you eveer tried to win one? In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland wich a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty... (read more)

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An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
by Stephanie Lacava
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A haunting and moving collection of original narratives that reveals an expatriate's coming-of-age in Paris and the magic she finds in ordinary objects An awkward, curious girl growing up in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava finds solace and... (read more)

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My Life in France
My Life in France
by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme
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An inspiring look at the life and times of the culinary genius, Julia Child's My Life in France is a good-humored memoir of her influential and transformative early experiences in France with her then new husband, Paul. Julia's devotees, as well as those... (read more)

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Neither Here Nor There:: Travels in Europe
Neither Here Nor There:: Travels in Europe
by Bill Bryson
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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is... (read more)

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Amore: An American Father's Roman Holiday
Amore: An American Father's Roman Holiday
by Roger Friedland
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Roger Friedland, a student of the intersections between culture, religion, and eroticism, is a cultural sociologist and professor in the Departments of Religious Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara... (read more)

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French Milk
French Milk
by Lucy Knisley
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Through delightful drawings, photographs, and musings, twenty-three-year-old Lucy Knisley documents a six-week trip she and her mother took to Paris when each was facing a milestone birthday. With a quirky flat in the fifth arrondissement as their home... (read more)

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Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide
Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide
by Doug Mack
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Prepare to Get Lost on the Beaten Path... When Doug Mack picked up a 1963 edition of Europe on Five Dollars a Day, he stumbled on an inspired idea: to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that's nearly... (read more)

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Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France, But Not the French
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France, But Not the French
by Jean Benoit Nadeau
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"Sixty Million Frenchmen does its job marvelously well. After reading it, you may still think the French are arrogant, aloof, and high-handed, but you will know why." --Wall Street Journal Decrypting French ideas about land, food, privacy, and... (read more)

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Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
by Rosecrans Baldwin
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A self-described Francophile since the age of nine, Rosecrans Baldwin had always dreamed of living in France. So when an offer presented itself to work at a Parisian ad agency, he couldnt turn it down—even though he had no experience in... (read more)

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
by Daniel Klein
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A breakout bestseller in France and the U.K. and a transformative guide to growing older with confidence, courage, and even optimism How should we accept aging? Its inevitable, and yet in Western society the very subject of growing older is shrouded in... (read more)

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A Time to Keep Silence
A Time to Keep Silence
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style. After his stormy schooldays, followed by the walk across Europe to Constantinople that begins in A Time of Gifts (1977) and continues... (read more)

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Two Towns in Provence
Two Towns in Provence
by M F K Fisher
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This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and... (read more)

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