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Top summer read for France, according to the Times. Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travellers tale - this time with an eat & sleep guide to the route. Discover a Languedoc landscape untouched by modern life.
HOW TO BE VERY VERY LAZY IN MARSEILLAN & A LOT OF LANGUEDOC
"Saint Tropez before Bardot" the Languedoc fishing village of Marseillan, voted the last authentic hideaway on the French Med and the perfect spot for exploring Languedoc.
"Guidebook of the Year" BGTW
IS IT THAT BAD?
The wit and wisdom of everyday life, from the notebook and pen of self-styled "grumpy optimist" Stuart Hulse a new anthology of verse and musing on life, love family and work - illustrated with doodles by the author£6.99
"A great collection" BBC
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND
Forget Mr Darcy, the teenaged Jane Austen has got her eye on Henry VIII. In her little known satire on English History Books, The wonderful Jane is as witty as ever. Richard III, Elizabeth I, no one is safe from her shrewd commentary.
A LITTLE TOUR IN FRANCE
HAIMISHE HANDBOOK: PASSOVER RECIPES
More than a receipe book, Bubbe Beeton's collection of family secrets for the Passover kitchen is a unique legacy of the women who fled persecution for a new life in a New World. Family foodie secrets, as handed down the generations.
THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY
Collected by confirmed bibiophile EH Reuben, the greats (HG Wells, Kipling, Conan-Doyle, Hornung and Wodehouse) amongst these stories that were, once-upon-a-time, essential for any boy's bookshelf.
CRUMBS FROM MY SEDER PLATE"A wonderful book" say the press about this entertaining collection of Passover verse with tributes to Edward Lear and AA Milne and poignant reflections on a family festival.
"Witty & Loving" Jewish News
CUISINE DU SOLEIL
Forget celebrity chefs and soft focus "foodie porn". The antidote is this celebration of France's least gastronomic region. recipes and history to be taken with a pinch of salt and a tongue firmly held in cheek.
Just not to be eaten.
THE ADVENTURES OF A THREE-GUINNEA WATCH
The classic 19th century school adventure story told by the Master of the Genre. A best-seller for more than 50 years, then victim of political correctness.
MYSTERY OF UDOLPHO
The original gothic novel, the bodice-ripper that inspired Jane Austen to write the much-loved Northanger Abbey is this tale of latin passion and horror.
A wry take on celebrity culture and the pampered world of ex-pats in Paris, this collection of short stories is a rogues gallery of icons of our age.
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COMINGS & GOINGS
Two one act plays: Shh! is set in an auditorium before and during a performance; Departures follows six women through an airport. Ideal as a double bill or individual festival performances.
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SEVEN SHIPS TO DARIEN
In the 1950s, a young man and an Empire came of age. Witty, touching and charming, this autobiography is as much travelogue as personal history and preserves a golden age of sea travel.
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POETRY IS BORING"Brilliant. Really funny" The classroom favourite! By popular demand a pocket edition of these entertaining, lively, punchy and addictive poems for (and about) kids.
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How to be very very lazy in
Marseillan and a lot of Languedoc
by Laurence Phillips
In this new guide, part diary, part secret address book, discover the oldest village in France; the Marseillan of pirates & poets, heroes & troubadours.
Annecdotes and memories: good honest travel writing meets serious lunching (over 150 restaurants reviewed, countless evenings and encounters recalled).
This latest guide to the Languedoc is unique in that it is the real rural community of fisherfolk and winegrowers, from the coast to the black moutains, the Canal du Midi to the sea, that are at the heart of the region. The cities are places to visit on the outskirts of the real villages.
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Is It That Bad
by Stuart Hulse
Fleet street and media veteran is the Grumpy Optimist with a unique perspective of life lived to the full. From shrewd observatiom of the PR girl with an eye on the main chance to the resigned irony of the weekend gardener, the folly of infidelity and the life affirming love of a father and son, husband and paramour to the special pace in Everyman's heart of the sports hero and the sporty car: enter the world of a poet, artist and celebrant of real life.
Illustrated with "doodles" by the author, this pocket volume is the perfect gift for the grumpy optimist in your own life.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The classic and much loved 19th century travelogue by the author of Treasure Island is the evergreen story of one man's journey across the wild mountainous heart of France in the company of Modestine, a donkey with a personality as broad as the dramatic landscapes of the Languedoc and beyond.
- New York Times
Crumbs from my Seder Plate
Passover verses by Laurence Phillips
- Jewish Chronicle
"Gentle and witty. Tender and touching. Homage to the greats of every child's bookshelf. A neat little volume to treasure year round."
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