Suggestion: non-guide travel books ??

Old Nov 16th, 2001, 08:39 AM
mimi taylor
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I'll skip all the Mayle books and my favoites of the Lost Generation and Paris of the 1900s as I mentioned on Wes Fowlers thread, where and in whate era would you like to live.
The Fly Truffler-Sobin
Bloomsbury and France-Caws and Wright
A Parisian's Paris-Phillipe Meyer
Magic of Provence-Yvonne Learnard
Running in Place-Nicholas DelBanco
Socerer's Apprentice-John Richardson
Celestine-Gillian Tindell
Forf Maddox Ford-Provence
A place in the world called Paris-?
Memories of Childhood-Marcel Pagnol
Paris notebooks-Mavis Gallant
Two Towns in Provence, Long Ago in France and Boss Dog-all three by MFK Fisher
Window on Provence-Bo niles
Belly of Paris and Ladies Paradise-Zola
too many of Janet Flanner, Colette and Violette La Duc.
Old Nov 16th, 2001, 08:43 AM
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"A Window on Provence: One Summer's Sojourn into the Simple Life" by Bo Niles, who is/was(?) editor of Country Living wrote this lovely memoir of a summer in the south of France. It's out of print now (1990 copyright) but available as used on Amazon. It's thoughtful, self-reflective, and describes the area beautifully.
Old Nov 16th, 2001, 12:30 PM
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Any of (all, actually) Susan Allen Toth's books about the UK.

My Love Affair with England
England for All Seasons
England as You Like it
Old Nov 16th, 2001, 07:50 PM
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Glad to see this thread back.

Janis:Enjoy Susan Allen Toth's books very much,and learned a lot too.

Just Reread "The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street" the sequel of "84,Charing Cross Road"by Helene Hanff.It is about her trip of London after life long anticipation,and as humour and tender as her first.

Wes:Your post on Lewisham is quite interesting. Have you tried "John Hillaby's London"?He is a Londoner,and one of the great walkers. Both of his books"Journey through Britain"and "Journey Through Europe"offer some delightful insights.

Finished Paul Theroux travel books:"To the end of the earth","The Pillares of Hercules""Fresh air Fiend"and "The Kingdom by the sea" last month.Enjoyed the last one most.
Old Nov 17th, 2001, 01:32 AM
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Some of the very best travel writing ever was produced by Henry James.

'A Little Tour in France' and 'Italian Hours' will be available through Amazon etc.

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