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The man-eater of Gévaudan By Giovanni Todaro
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This is a true story, happened in France in the XVIII century. It talks about the hunt, lasted for a good four years, against a mysterious anthropophagous beast, which plunged into terror the poor... More > people of the Gévaudan and of the Auvergne, today Lozère. This is the story of the men in charge of killing what was simply nicknamed the Beast, of the strategies which were carried out, of the beatings that were made even with dozens of thousands of men and many packs of dogs, of the long posts in the wild mountains of that area with such a terrible climate, so described : “Nine months of winter, three months of hell”. In spite of the soldiers and the famous hunters sent by the King of France, the monstrous beast continued committing slaughters most of all of women and children, attacking hundreds of times and making at least 131 victims, many of which were devoured. Only after years of terror the Beast was finally killed and they were able to ascertain which species it belonged to.< Less
The Man-Eater of Gévaudan By Giovanni Todaro
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This is a true story, happened in France in the XVIII century. It talks about the hunt, lasted for a good four years, against a mysterious anthropophagous beast, which plunged into terror the poor... More > people of the Gévaudan and of the Auvergne, today Lozère. This is the story of the men in charge of killing what was simply nicknamed the Beast, of the strategies which were carried out, of the beatings that were made even with dozens of thousands of men and many packs of dogs, of the long posts in the wild mountains of that area with such a terrible climate, so described : “Nine months of winter, three months of hell”. In spite of the soldiers and the famous hunters sent by the King of France, the monstrous beast continued committing slaughters most of all of women and children, attacking hundreds of times and making at least 131 victims, many of which were devoured. Only after years of terror the Beast was finally killed and they were able to ascertain which species it belonged to.< Less
The Night's Dark Shade By Elena Maria Vidal
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Set amid the turmoil of the Albigensian Crusade in thirteenth century France, THE NIGHT'S DARK SHADE tells of heresy versus orthodoxy, and of forbidden love versus fidelity. Heiress of her father's... More > estates in Auvergne, the orphaned Lady Raphaëlle leaves her home to marry a nobleman in a remote castle in the Pyrenees. There she encounters the mysterious Cathar sect who challenge all of her most deeply held beliefs. As she seeks the path of her true calling, she discovers hatred and betrayal, as well as abiding friendship and unexpected love. "From the first page, Vidal draws the reader into a vibrant world of action and emotion. Raphaelle de Miramande is an engaging young heroine, bravely facing physical and moral dangers and dilemmas in search of truth and love. Vidal’s novel captures the spirit of the Middle Ages." ~Stephanie A. Mann, author of SUPREMACY AND SURVIVAL "A harrowing and engrossing journey." ~Catherine Delors, author of MISTRESS OF THE REVOLUTION< Less
The Night's Dark Shade: A Novel of the Cathars By Elena Maria Vidal
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Set amid the turmoil of the Albigensian Crusade in thirteenth century France, THE NIGHT'S DARK SHADE tells of heresy versus orthodoxy, and of forbidden love versus fidelity. Heiress of her father's... More > estates in Auvergne, the orphaned Lady Raphaelle leaves her home to marry a nobleman in a remote castle in the Pyrenees. There she encounters the mysterious Cathar sect who challenge all of her most deeply held beliefs. As she seeks the path of her true calling, she discovers hatred and betrayal, as well as abiding friendship and unexpected love. "From the first page, Vidal draws the reader into a vibrant world of action and emotion. Raphaelle de Miramande is an engaging young heroine, bravely facing physical and moral dangers and dilemmas in search of truth and love. Vidal's novel captures the spirit of the Middle Ages."~Stephanie A. Mann, author of SUPREMACY AND SURVIVAL "A harrowing and engrossing journey."~Catherine Delors, author of MISTRESS OF THE REVOLUTION< Less
Albert Lebourg: 106 Masterpieces By Maria Tsaneva
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Albert Lebourg was a French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscape painter of the Rouen School and Member of the Société des Artistes Français. He actively worked in a... More > luminous Impressionist style, creating more than 2,000 landscapes during his lifetime. Lebourg worked mainly in Paris, Rouen and in the Eure district. Like most of the Impressionists, he found ample inspiration in the outskirts of Paris, Sevres, Suresnes and Bougival. Almost every year, from 1884 to 1888, he also went to the Auvergne, and particularly to Pont-du-Chateau (Allier), a place he was very fond of. In 1896-1897 he traveled in Holland and then went to London and Switzerland. But his favorite places were still Paris and Rouen; he loved the banks of the Seine and rendered their soft misty atmosphere and transparent light effects with wonderful subtlety.< Less
The “People Power” Travel Superbook: Book 16. France Travel Guide By Tony Kelbrat
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France is considered by some to be the most international and cultural country in the world. It is the most visited country on the planet with over 75 million visitors per year. The population is... More > about 65 million. The climate is temperate in the north and warm in the south. The country is made up of 22 regions that are grouped into seven larger areas: Ile De France (The Area Surrounding Paris) Northern France (Includes Nord-Pas De Calais And Picardie) Northeast France (Includes Alsace, Lorraine, And Champagne-Ardenne) Great West (Includes Brittany, Basse-Normandie, And Pays De La Loire) Central France (Includes Centre-Val De Loire, Poitou-Charentes, Burgundy, Limousin, And The Auvergne) Southwestern France (Includes Aquitaine And Midi-Pyrenees) Southeastern France (Includes Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur And The Island Of Corsica) Try #914.4 at the library for books about France.< Less
Reisverslagen van de vakanties 1980-85 By Joop Visbeek
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"Jammer genoeg was het grootste comfort van deze tijd, een eigen auto, niet voor mij weggelegd." Dus gingen wij met volledig georganiseerde treinreizen op vakantie naar het buitenland.... More > Vanaf 1980 ging Joop reisverslagen maken van onze vakanties: Harrogate in Yorkshire, Engeland (1980) Maria Taferl aan de Donau in Oostenrijk (1981) Bodensdorf in Karinthië (1982) Najac in de Auvergne in Frankrijk (1983) Perpignan in Frankrijk (1984) Blanes aan de Costa Brava zonder Jeroen (1985) Deze reisverslagen zijn gebundeld in dit boek. In de reisverslagen beschrijft Joop de excursies, de bezienswaardigheden en zijn persoonlijke belevenissen van dag tot dag. Ook schrijft Joop dat hij tijdens de vakanties vaak door spanningen werd gekweld. "Als dit reisverslag na veel jaren vergeeld onder het stof vandaan wordt gehaald, dan moge het lezen van dit verslag een aangename herinnering zijn voor de reisgenoot of een nieuwe belevenis voor een ander."< Less
La Rochelambert By Patrick Rossi
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Château de la Rochelambert. Situé sur un promontoire volcanique, ce château est le lieu privilégié de l'histoire du Velay. Décrit par George Sand au... More > XIXème siècle il reste pour l'imagination, le château de la belle au bois dormant.< Less
1834-1899 L'itinéraire d'un maçon auvergnat By Claude-Alain Saby
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Cette saga familiale présente une discrète tragédie et dévoile les vies très fournies en traumatismes de gens du peuple, des oubliés de l’Histoire. Ce... More > livre est l’occasion de faire renaître des personnages, de les découvrir, de les resituer dans leurs contextes historiques et locaux et enfin de dérouler le fil invisible qui nous unit et qui se trouve peut-être simplement au sein même de nos cellules. L’auteur a voulu dans un dernier chapitre suivre scientifiquement ces traces dont nous héritons, examiner le rôle que peut avoir l’Inconscient et comprendre la nature et le mécanisme de nos diverses émotions au travers de ce que l’on appelle l’épigénétique, domaine scientifique en plein essor permettant d’étudier l’impact des émotions sur l’ADN. Comprendre tous ces éléments, c’est chercher à nous connaître car nous sommes fortement dépendant de notre arbre généalogique. Nos ancêtres sont partis mais ils ont laissé en nous des traces plus ou moins profondes.< Less
Vivre Ici - Chroniques de l'arrière-pays By Dana Hilliot
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L'écart entre les dernières zones rurales françaises et la vie métropolitaine a pris des proportions désormais abyssales : l'immense majorité de la... More > population ne rencontre plus les territoires ruraux et ceux qui les habitent encore, humains et non humains, que par la médiation du tourisme, dans le meilleur des cas, ou par ouïe dire. Cet essai, fondé sur une connaissance intime d'un "pays" de moyenne montagne, situé au pied des Monts du Cantal, voudrait donner une image plus réaliste de la situation de nos arrière-pays, et servir aux réflexions futures concernant l'aménagement du territoire.< Less

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