Margo Lestz Author Curious Histories Provence
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Curious Histories of Provence, Tales from the South of France

My books are called Curious Histories and my blog is called the Curious Rambler. I like the word curious because of its double meaning: On the one hand, it means eager to know or learn something – which definitely applies to me: I’ve always been a curious person. But on …

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Andy Newman Artist Uzes Packable Art France
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Take Home a Piece of France? Think “Packable Art”

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: One of the first artist friends I made after moving to Uzes was Andy Newman, an American with deep roots in France. Andy had read my blog and emailed to tell me about himself, that he and his partner had a home near here, and …

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Book Van Gogh's Ear True Story
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The Book Van Gogh’s Ear – The True Story

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Recently, I met up with local author Bernadette Murphy whose book ‘Van Gogh’s Ear – The True Story’ has been such a success. It was chosen by BBC Radio 4 as their book of the week and was also the subject of a BBC2 TV documentary. …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
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Book Review – One Sip at a Time Learning to Live in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Peter Mayle certainly started something back in 1989 when he published A Year in Provence. What a best-seller that turned out to be; and it launched a whole genre of ‘newcomer-to-Provence-buys-old-house/olive-grove’ books that document the inevitable cultural differences that we all bump up against. Is there anything more …

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Professional Vacation Photography Curious Provence
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Vacation Photography in Provence Recent Photo Shoots

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Provence Vacation Portraits You may be curious, if you’re a regular here, where I’ve been during recent weeks. Well, I’ve been busy with photo shoots, itineraries and market tours. Provence truly is a magical place. The light is stunning and the landscape is stunning. I …

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Joseph Inguimberty Le Débarquement du plâtre; huile sur toile; 1923
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Poetry in Painting: Joseph Inguimberty at Musée Regards de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: He is not an artist I had ever heard of, but I came away impressed by this discovery courtesy of the Musée Regards de Provence. Joseph Inguimberty was born in Marseille back in 1896. Here, one of his early works captured the scenes in the …

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My Good Life France high res book cover cropped
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My Good Life in France In Pursuit of the Rural Dream a Book Review

Although I have yet to meet Janine Marsh in person (and I do hope it happens one day), I can say with 100% confidence that she is funny, humble and slightly crazy. During summer months, it hardly rains in Provence, so I happily took advantage of a rainy day to …

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Les Alpilles Vues du Ciel Photo Book
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Provence Photo Book the Alpilles From the Air – Les Alpilles Vues du Ciel

Many of us love the Alpilles, the “little Alps” that rise between the famous Provencal towns of St-Rémy-de-Provence and Les Baux. Their craggy beauty dominates the surrounding landscape. But outside of taking an airplane ride, it is impossible to appreciate them from the air. Until now. Gilles Lagnel’s new book, …

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Beach French Riviera Nice Marc Chagall
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Nice is Nice but Marc Chagall Makes It Nicer

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: To say the Côte d’Azur city of Nice is all about fancy beach clubs, great French and Italian food and the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean, you’d be right. It’s all that… … and more. Nice was the home of artist Marc Chagall …

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Sunflower Field Book Château des Fouzes
BooksBoutiqueCaroline Longstaffe

The Sunflower Field – The Story of Who First Cracked The Enigma Code

‘The Sunflower Field,’ my debut novel, is written to honor the ‘few’, of which there were thousands, who during World War II, in words inspired by Winston Churchill, “gave so much, for so many.” In particular for three of those ‘few’, the Polish mathematicians, Jerzy Rozycki, Marian Rejewski and Henryk Zygalski, with …

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