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A summer in Gascony

Martin Calder

A summer in Gascony

discovering the other south of France

by Martin Calder

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by N. Brealey in London, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gascony (France) -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMartin Calder.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC611.G26 C35 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24058281M
    LC Control Number2007045178


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The only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers.

It is a tale of two love affairs: an idyllic summer romance /5(25). The only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers.

It is a tale of two love affairs: an idyllic summer romance /5(25). A Summer In Gascony | "Nostalgia for a traditional France, soused in Armagnac, sunshine and young love, brought vividly to life." - John Mole, author of It's All Greek to MeThe only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this A summer in Gascony book unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de.

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The only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers.

It is a tale of two love affairs: an idyllic summer romance. The only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers.

It is a tale of two love affairs: an idyllic summer romance Brand: Quercus. A true Francophile, Martin Calder has lived and worked in Paris and other parts of France, but is always drawn back to Gascony, this far southwest corner appeals to his enjoyment of the simple pleasures of life on the land, the sights and smells of the country, good food and wine, and hard work.

The only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and : John Murray Press.

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