The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers - Literary Guides for Travellers (Paperback)Ted Jones (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
There are two views of the French Riviera. One says it is an overdeveloped blot on the landscape; the other that it is the epitome of style. If you veer towards the latter, and enjoy literary history, this book is for you. Drawing on the stories of more than 150 writers, Jones does a great job of buffing up the legend. -- Anthony Sattin * Sunday Times, Books of the Week *
Thoughtful, entertaining and vivid, Jones's The French Riviera sweeps us along the coast ... Jones's book is sad only because it reminds us of how much of the Riviera's tranquil beauty has been sacrificed. The list of literary lovers of the Riviera almost beggars belief. It is delightful to have their eloquent, acerbic, lyrical responses collected here, in a book that deserves to become a favourite with all travellers. -- Miranda Seymour * Sunday Times *
There is much to relish. The author is assiduous in recording who wrote what where and when, in seeking out memorial plaques and mourning lost landmarks. -- E. S. Turner * Times Literary Supplement *
A vivid guide to the Cote d'Azur in the eyes of some of the greatest writers of their time. -- Jane Meys * Daily Mail *
Certainly among the best of recent books on the area. Jones has done a lot of research and presents his results in a clear and lively style. The book will appeal obviously to those with literary interests but it's also designed to please those who enjoy Sunday paper-style gossip (broadsheet, of course). -- Patrick Middleton * The Riviera Reporter *
Unsurpassed in literary name-dropping. -- David Armstrong * San Francisco Chronicle *
Some travel guides offer the basics. Others, such as Ted Jones' The French Riviera, weave the works of other literary giants into a narrative that gives a sense of history of a place. Jones' book provides glimpses of works by writers such as Agatha Christie, Joseph Conrad, Ian Fleming, Aldous Huxley, Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo and James Joyce and their feelings about the French Riviera. * Salt Lake City Tribune *
With a cast of more than 150 authors, the book is an incredible tour-de-force. Through taking several years of diligent research to complete, Ted guides the reader on a remarkable journey, where the lives and loves of so many writers unfold before us along the sundrenched shores of the French Riviera. * www.amb-cotedazur.com *
Part travel-guide, part biography, the elegant text retraces the footsteps of some of the world's greatest literary geniuses. Enough to tempt even the strongest-willed to book a ticket. Snap up a copy of Ted's book. ... The literary world's answer to Heat magazine, Ted uncovers endlessly fascinating material. * Slough & Windsor Express *
The palm-fringed beaches of Cannes, Nice, Monaco and the other magical Mediterranean coastal towns and villages of sun-swept southeastern France are lovingly described by travel journalist Ted Jones. * Frequent Flyer Magazine *
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