Provence: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Anthology & Travel Resource

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A NEW SERIES DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS WHO WANT MORE THAN A GUIDEBOOK Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource-a compass of sorts-pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination.

THIS EDITION ON PROVENCE, the cote d'Azur, and monaco FEATURES:
* Distinguished writers, such as Peter Mayle, Mary Cantwell, Alexandra Foges, Patricia Wells, Herbert Gold, Lorraine Alexander, Gully Wells,Linda Dannenberg, Randall Rothenberg, Cary Marriott, Cara De Silva, Jeffrey Robinson, Frank Prial, and Judith Thurman, who share seductive pieces on Provence's Roman influence, the unsung glories of Marseille, the region's beaches, gardens, and wine, and Aix-en-Provence's famous almond calissons.

*Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings.

*An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, tipping, and parler pointu to cafes, film, hiking, and le soleil.

Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Traveler books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.

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BARRIE KERPER is an avid traveler and reader who has lived abroad. She previously worked for the travel book division of the original Banana Republic.

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Kerper's obsessive article clipping has resulted in this latest addition to the "Collected Traveler" series. (The previous two titles include guide to Paris and Central Italy.) The bulk of this guide consists of reprints on the south of France by, among others, Peter Mayle, Frank Prial, and Jeffrey Robinson, that originally appeared in the New York Times, Gourmet, Traveler, and other publications. Kerper, an ardent traveler who worked for the travel book division of the original Banana Republic, starts off with a quirky A-Z section on practical advice. In the "Accommodations" section, she provides a good overview of available restaurants and hotels but does not include specific recommendations. She also limits the necessary advice on fishing to three brief lines while including some pointless entries ("le bisou," the kiss) or filing other entries under the French (markets are found under "march s"). All in all, the essays make for inspiring reading and are worth the price of the book. However, they suffer from an indecipherable format and a serious lack of practical tourist information. For larger public libraries only.DLinda M. Kaufmann, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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