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Hotel du Lac

By Anita Brookner
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141935855
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 174
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Hotel du Lac is the classic Booker Prize winning novel by Anita Brookner. Into the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac timidly walks Edith Hope, romantic novelist and holder of modest dreams. Edith has been exiled from home after embarrassing herself and her friends. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility Edith finds Mr Neville, and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating spinsterhood is renewed . . . 'A classic . . . a book which will be read with pleasure a hundred years from now'Spectator 'A smashing love story. It is very romantic. It is also humorous, witty, touching and formidably clever' The Times 'Hotel du Lac is written with a beautiful grave formality, and it catches at the heart' Observer 'Her technique as a novelist is so sure and so quietly commanding' Hilary Mantel, Guardian 'She is one of the great writers of contemporary fiction' Literary Review Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.

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This is a comprehensive guide to one of the most exquisite holiday destinations in all of Europe, Milan and the Italian lakes.

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1405156163
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 763
  • File Pdf: a-companion-to-the-british-and-irish-novel-1945-2000.pdf

Book Summary:

A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000 serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. Covers a wide range of authors from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie Provides readings of key novels, including Graham Greene’s ‘Heart of the Matter’, Jean Rhys’s ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ and Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’ Considers particular subgenres, such as the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel Discusses overarching cultural, political and literary trends, such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon Gives readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the novel during this period and of the vitality with which it continues to be discussed

The Hotel on the Riviera

By Carol Kirkwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0008393451
  • Pages : 321
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 502
  • File Pdf: the-hotel-on-the-riviera.pdf

Book Summary:

From Sunday Times bestselling author and the nation’s best loved TV presenter Carol Kirkwood comes a glittering escape to the French Riviera. ‘A great summer read’ Prima ‘A stunning holiday read with passion and heart, perfect...!’ Anton Du Beke ––––––––

Quebec

By Francois Remillard,Ulysses Travel Guides
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Isbn : 9782894645956
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 517
  • File Pdf: quebec.pdf

Book Summary:

This practical guide covers all of Qubec, with a special section that examines its various Aboriginal communities, distinct architecture and unique linguistic expressions. Maps. Illustrations.

Guide du Routard Lacs Italiens et Milan 2022/23

By Collectif
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Tourisme
  • Isbn : 2017188328
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 606
  • File Pdf: guide-du-routard-lacs-italiens-et-milan-2022-23.pdf

Book Summary:

Cet ebook est la version numérique du guide sans interactivité additionnelle. Nouvelle mise à jour du Routard, le guide de voyage n°1 en France ! Véritable joyau naturel, la région égrène ses nombreux lacs comme autant de perles aux eaux claires. Laissez-vous séduire par le charme romantique des villages, des montagnes aux reliefs escarpés... Sans oublier la créative capitale lombarde, Milan ! Dans Le Routard Lacs italiens et Milan, mis à jour par nos spécialistes, vous trouverez : une première partie en couleurs pour découvrir cette région à l’aide de photos et de cartes illustrant les coups de cœur de nos auteurs ; des itinéraires avec toutes les infos et astuces dont vous avez besoin pour réussir et profiter pleinement de votre voyage ; des activités (Grimper en funiculaire au monte San Salvadore, faire une halte gastronomique à Bergame...), des visites (Le Duomo à Milan, le petite village d'Orta San Giulio...), à partager en famille, entre amis ou en solo ; plus de 20 cartes et plans avec toutes les bonnes adresses du Routard positionnées ; et, bien sûr, le meilleur de la destination pour découvrir cette région hors des sentiers battus... Merci à tous les Routards qui sont solidaires de nos convictions depuis bientôt 50 ans : liberté et indépendance d’esprit; découverte et partage; sincérité, tolérance et respect des autres.

The GR10 Trail

By Brian Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cicerone Press Limited
  • Isbn : 1783624019
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 674
  • File Pdf: the-gr10-trail.pdf

Book Summary:

Guidebook to the GR10, a 955km trek across the French Pyrenees from Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean coast at Banyuls-sur-Mer. Described in 55-day stages of 7-27km, the route can be completed in its entirety, usually in around 45 days, or in shorter sections using the bus and rail links found throughout the Pyrenees. Step by step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping and gradient profiles. Useful practical information is also included such as when to go, getting there and back, camping, accessing fuel and water, plus handy equipment tips and more. The easiest, oldest and most popular of the three long-distance routes that traverse the mountain range, the GR10 is well waymarked and follows good mountain paths. For many walkers, the highlight of the route is the magnificent wildflowers and associated butterflies. For others, it's the spectacular mountain terrain, while those keen on bird watching will delight in scanning the sky for the many varieties of birds of prey that can be seen in the region, from the massive Griffon vulture to the distinctly coloured Egyptian vulture.

Lonely Planet Switzerland

By Lonely Planet,Gregor Clark,Kerry Christiani,Craig McLachlan,Benedict Walker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Isbn : 1787018911
  • Pages : 726
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 184
  • File Pdf: lonely-planet-switzerland.pdf

Book Summary:

Lonely Planet's Switzerland is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ogle the glowing Matterhorn and enjoy après-ski in Zermatt, stroll Geneva's Old Town streets, hike through flower-strewn meadows, and hop aboard the Glacier express -all with your trusted travel companion.

English Studies

By Mehmet Ali Çelikel,Baysar Taniyan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443883182
  • Pages : 375
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 836
  • File Pdf: english-studies.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume offers a selection of revised versions of the papers presented at the 7th International IDEA Conference held at Pamukkale University in Denizli, Turkey, organised by the Association of English Language and Literary Studies in Turkey. The contributions to this book offer a wide range of research from scholars on a variety of topics in English literature, including Shakespearean studies, Victorian, colonial, and postcolonial literature, poetry, and drama studies. The volume also includes a number of informative research articles on comparative and translation studies which will offer assistance to young scholars in their academic studies. In addition to acting as a guide to young academics, the book will also function as a fruitful reference book in a wide range of English literary studies.

Ulysses Quebec

By Hunter Publishing
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Isbn : 2894647115
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 563
  • File Pdf: ulysses-quebec.pdf

Book Summary:

Le guide de voyage le plus complet sur le Québec avec des descriptions de plus de 1000 attractions dans chaque région, classé par étoiles pour repérer les incontournables en un coup d'œil. Retour sur l'histoire et la culture du Québec. Des suggestions pour plus de 1000 endroits où manger, dormir, faire du shopping et vivre, quel que soit le budget. Des plaques de couleurs saisissantes qui donnent vie aux paysages. Comprend 80 cartes et plans de la ville. Une balade dans les rues animées de Montréal ou de Québec? Une escapade dans les Laurentides, dans la région de Charlevoix ou autour de l'Île d'Orléans? Une aventure en Gaspésie ou au Saguenay? Que diriez-vous d'une expédition à l'Île d'Anticosti ou dans le Nord du Québec? Où que vous alliez au Québec, ce guide Ulysse Voyage est un compagnon de voyage dont vous ne voudrez plus vous passer pour vos prochaines vacances à la Québécoise!