Elizabeth Bard @ElizabethBard Picnix in #Provence
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Win a Copy of Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence

Want to lose weight?…Open an artisanal ice cream shop. Elizabeth Bard tells me that she and her husband Gwendal lost 10 and 20 pounds respectively the first summer that they opened Scaramouche Artisan Glacier in Cérèste. The tale of how an art historian from New York and a Frenchman with …

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Book Review: Provence 1970

Are you a foodie? A Provence lover? A Francophile? If so, Provence 1970 is a book you might want to add to your reading list. Mary Jane Deeb shares her review of Luke Barr’s, Provence 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and the Reinvention of American Taste, New York: …

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Another Fine French Book Giveaway!

By Julie Mautner I’ve been wanting to write about Elizabeth Bard for a while now and her new book gives me a perfect excuse. It comes out on April 7 and it looks every bit as delicious as its predecessor, Lunch in Paris: A Love Explore this Post Via:: The …

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Marseille Vieux Port View #Marseille #Provence
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Books Set in Provence

By aixcentric Provence is a rich environment for writers. Peter Mayle sparked a trend for books about Provence, but it’s fun to read fiction set locally. Mary Lou Longworth has penned a series of crime novels based in and around Aix. Starting with ‘Death at the Chateau Bremont’, she Explore …

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Writing the Romance in Provence

The writing bug struck early. Karen Aldous says that she began writing as a girl and started her first novel in her twenties. Inspired by Provence and jolted into action by a family illness she is now the author of two books The Vineyard and The Chateau. Karen Aldous lives …

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March Events at Book in Bar in Aix

By aixcentric Supporting independent bookshops is a must: not only is the internet providing much competition but there are local problems too – Book In Bar has been bedevilled with roadworks outside the shop recently. Here is a list of their events this month: Creative Writing Workshop : Saturday, March the …

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Thomas Jefferson In France ~ Part One

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was the American Minister to France when he travelled to Southern France in 1787? “Thomas Jefferson’s Journey To The South of France” a book written by Roy and Alma Moore details his travels. The publication is complete with copies of Jefferson’s letters, recent pictures …

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WW2 Heroism in Marseille

By aixcentric On the theme of helping people escape during the Occupation, here is a thrilling account of the experience of a Church of Scotland minister, Donald Caskie, who at great personal risk saved around 2000 Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen. He had been the minister at the Scots Kirk …

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The Provence Book a Guide to Provencal Fables

By nutmeg “To Joan. A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou, plus a house in Provence.” Dedication: The Provence Book. It was a perfect Provencal day, the kind where the cobalt-blue morning sky turns white by noon under the sun’s intense rays. Nutmeg arrived at Provence Paradise …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands #Sunflowers
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Patricia Sands Reveals The Promise of Provence

It all started with a backpacking trip to France in 1967. Patricia Sands spent her 21st year travelling and working in Europe, taking in the sights with her peers. After those 12-months, she was hooked on travel and unaware of the promises that Provence held in her future. Life moved …

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