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Riviera Dreaming

Author : Maureen Emerson
ISBN : 9781786733382
Genre : History
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In 1926 Barry Dierks, a young American architect, arrived in Paris and fell in love with France... With his partner, an ex-officer in the British Army, he built a white, flat-roofed Modernist masterpiece that rested on the rocks below the Esterel, with views across the Mediterranean. They called it Le Trident. From the moment it was built, it captivated the Riviera. As commissions for more villas flooded in, Barry Dierks and Eric Sawyer, "those two charmers", flourished at the heart of Riviera society. Over the years, Dierks would design and build over 70 of the Riviera's most recognisable villas for clients ranging from Somerset Maugham's Villa Mauresque and Jack Warner's Villa Aujourd'hui to the Marquess of Cholmondeley's Villa Le Roc, and Maxine Elliott's Chateau de l'Horizon, later the home of Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth. Riviera Dreaming tells the dazzling story of the lives, loves and adventures that played out behind the walls of these glamorous houses and provides an unparalleled portrait of life on the Cote d'Azur at the height of the Jazz Age.
Category: History

Dreaming Of Manderley

Author : Leah Marie Brown
ISBN : 9781516101160
Genre : Fiction
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Going from old money to no money, the three Maxwell sisters’ lives are about to change drastically. Now, one by one, each must blaze her own trail to happily-ever-after . . . Manderley Maxwell has always been the dependable, hard-working one while her younger sisters live A-list lives, courtesy of their family fortune . . . until it’s suddenly lost, leaving behind a truckload of debt! Now Mandy is faced with two choices: play perpetual caretaker to her spoiled siblings, or finally break out of her predictable routine—by way of France . . . When Mandy’s boss relocates for the summer, Mandy is really just trading in coffee runs for running errands through the streets of Cannes—until handsome, debonair Girard Fortune Xavier de Maloret sweeps her off her feet—by saving her from falling off a cliff. Mandy’s walking on air—except that she’s living in the chic shadow of the first Madame de Maloret, complete with whispers about the suddenly secretive Xavier’s part in her disappearance. Again, Mandy has two choices: be the unfortunate, duped American—or the gutsy, fierce woman who’ll track down the truth in the name of true love . . . “Humor, heat, and a sexy Frenchman . . . Brown’s nod to Daphne du Maurier’s classic is a winner!” --#1 New York Times bestseller Helen Hardt
Category: Fiction

Neuromancer

Author : William Gibson
ISBN : 9781101146460
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future. Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction. Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.
Category: Fiction

The A List 10 California Dreaming

Author : Zoey Dean
ISBN : 9780316049245
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The ninth novel, Beautiful Stranger, in the New York Times bestselling series takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Anna decides to take an end-of-summer getaway-to get away from her drama-filled LA life. So she packs her Louis Vuitton, grabs her close friend Sam, and heads to the Big Apple. Between trips to the Met and shopping at Bendel's, the girls are living the A-List life on Anna's home turf. But their trip isn't exactly a vacation. Sam is here to spy on Eduardo and decode his recent strange ­behavior. Will what she discovers send her hopping on the next private jet back to Beverly Hills? And who is the ­beautiful stranger who appears on Anna's Upper East Side doorstep? Anna begins to wonder whether she wants to head back west again-especially since Ben seems to have moved on . . . with someone who isn't a stranger at all. When it comes to the A-List, there's drama coast to coast. The A-List #10: Title to Come plot description to come.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Dreaming Of St Tropez

Author : T.A. Williams
ISBN : 9781911591931
Genre : Fiction
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The perfect summer escape on the French Riviera. Sun, sea and secrets... After a disagreement with a billionaire, architect Jess Milton is ‘let go’ from her job. However fortune intervenes – an elderly client asks Jess to dog-sit overweight, but loveable dog Brutus in St. Tropez. Fed up with the mega-rich, Jess is reluctant to visit the playground of billionaires, but an all-expenses-paid trip and the promise of sunshine seals the deal. Little does Jess know how much time she’ll be spending with the family living in St. Tropez. The sullen, but very good-looking David and his millionaire father are both welcoming but guarded, haunted by their pasts... Can Jess bring some sunshine back into their lives – and, just maybe, find love in the process? A heart-warming, funny and emotional journey for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver. Praise for T.A. Williams' Dreaming of St-Tropez 'I loved every page. Can't wait to read more by this author.' The Cosiest Corner 'I was enthralled from start to finish in this immensely enjoyable story of sun, sea, sand, swimming and St. Tropez.' Rachel's Random Reads 'The perfect summer read' Reader review 'This is a delightful, laugh out loud romance... another superb story from this highly talented author. Get ready for a humorous story with great characters, stupendous settings and a plot filled with fun, mystery, suspense and, of course, romance!' Splashes into Books 'Can I say my dream is to actually BE a character in one of T.A.'s books?? I've read and reviewed several of his books, and I absolutely love them!! This book is no exception... I enjoyed every minute of this book and it's the perfect vacation or beach read.' Reader review 'I love T.A. Williams' books... A very entertaining and enjoyable read. Strongly recommended.' Reader review 'I've loved reading Dreaming of St Tropez and have found it very difficult to close the book. I want so much to be back at the beach bar but since I can't I'll just keep on dreaming of St. Tropez.' Blooming Fiction ‘You’ll laugh, cry, and say “Oh! No!” Definitely a fun weekend read’ Reader review 'A super fun book about where dreams can take you when you least expect it... such a great read. It had a bunch of twists and turns that were completely unexpected. It made me want to get to St. Tropez right away!' Reader review 'If you're looking for the perfect holiday read, for the beach or even the back garden, this is it. Sun, sea, a troubled hero, a lovable dog and an intelligent, kind heroine who lives her life with integrity make this an absorbing read with plenty of laughs.' Jane Hunt Writer 'Could not put it down.' Reader review
Category: Fiction

The French Riviera

Author : Ted Jones
ISBN : 1845114558
Genre : Literary Collections
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The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers is a reader's journey along the fabled coast which has provided the inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hyères and St. Tropez in the west to the Italian border in the east, Ted Jones introduces the lives and work of writers who passed this way, from distinguished Nobel laureates to new authors who discovered their voices there. His encyclopaedic work covers them all: writers such as Graham Greene and W. Somerset Maugham, who spent much of their lives there; F. Scott Fitzgerald and Guy de Maupassant, whose work it dominates; and the countless writers who simply lingered there, including Louisa M. Alcott, Albert Camus, Bruce Chatwin, T. S. Eliot, Ian Fleming, Sylvia Plath, Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Tolstoy, Evelyn Waugh, Oscar Wilde - and countless others.
Category: Literary Collections

Fodor S Cancun And The Riviera Maya 2013

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 9780876371596
Genre : Travel
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As the gateway to the Riviera Maya, Cancun is a thriving beach community and Mexico’s most popular tourist destination. Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya ebook illustrates the best beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities in the region, including Cozumel and the Yucatan. Expanded Coverage: Curated content for the Yucatan Peninsula as well as the best new hotels and restaurants have been added. This new edition also features expanded beach coverage, with "Best For" rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the guide's Top Experiences and Great Itineraries sections; Best Beaches lists; maps that locate Cancun’s hottest nightclubs; and tips for families, weddings, and honeymoons.. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. Tripadvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from Tripadvisor. Travelers can book their stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
Category: Travel

The Hotel Riviera

Author : Elizabeth Adler
ISBN : 1429901217
Genre : Fiction
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American Lola Laforet was swept away in a whirlwind wedding and found herself the chef/owner of the Hotel Riviera. Her life seemed to be a dream come true. But then her husband disappeared one day with nothing more than a wave goodbye. Six months later, Jack Ferrar, an American ex-pat living on his boat, drops anchor in Lola's harbor and teaches her the true meaning of attraction. When various shady people-all claiming ownership of the Hotel Riviera-and the police appear, Lola and Jack have to track down the mysterious Patrick. And along the way, they fall in love. With great food, wonderful sensuality, and lush scenery, Elizabeth Adler holds you under her spell and transports you to one of the most romantic places on earth.
Category: Fiction

Explorer S Guide Playa Del Carmen Tulum The Riviera Maya A Great Destination Fourth Edition

Author : Joshua Eden Hinsdale
ISBN : 9781581576252
Genre : Travel
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Hidden beaches, great taco bars, secret fishing holes, and buzzing nightspots await . . . Explorer's Guides show you how to visit great places like a local, getting under the touristy surface with insights into the area's history, culture, economy, and more. Explorer's Guides Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya: A Great Destination is no exception. The author’s insider knowledge and selective recommendations make this book a must-have for your sojourn in Mexico. Let it help you make the most of your time in this beautiful place: delve deep into fascinating Mayan ruins; explore the pedestrian boardwalk in Playa del Carmen; or fish for elusive bonefish along the famous Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve in Punta Allen. This fully revised and updated fourth edition features color photography; detailed maps; rich history; a glossary of English to Spanish phrases; a rundown of the best local swimming lagoons, hidden beaches, and great taco bars; events calendars; and much more. It's all you need to help you plan your best vacation yet.
Category: Travel

Riviera

Author : Jim Ring
ISBN : 9780571277476
Genre : History
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The Riviera has inspired countless novelists and artists, attracted as much by its visitors as by its location (Somerset Maugham called it 'a sunny place for shady people'). But for the majority of the English, the Riviera was made famous by rumour and report: it was the scene of the romance of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson; and, post-war, became the vacation spot of Hollywood starlets. But the Cte d'Azur has a long history of attracting foreign celebrities and royalty, since the seventeenth century, when it was a stopping point on the route south for aristocratic Grand Tourists. Later, English and Scottish invalids, among them Robert Louis Stevenson, followed doctors' orders and holidayed on the Riviera for their health. Jim Ring explores these origins and the developments that took place on the coast - the impact of rail travel, of war, of celebrity and of the English. 'An entertaining survey . . . It is the ideal book to hide your smirk behind on the Promenade des Anglais as yet another roller-blading granny glides past in a leopard-sking thong.' Sunday Telegraph Jim Ring's Riviera corrals an array of vignettes of the Cte d'Azur's most famous habitus from the Romans to the Rolling Stones . . . a stylish and pleasingly gossipy overview of the region's fluctuating fortunes.' Time Out 'A highly readable history.' Guardian
Category: History