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2014 French Country Diary

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Overview

This elegant 26th edition of the French Country Diary employs vintage typography and 58 evocative new photographs by Guillaume de Laubier to enhance the captivating design of this unique engagement calendar. The gleaming slipcase features a vibrant blue and white Provençal fabric pattern with a contrasting border fabric from the Olivades company in Saint-Rémy, while the linen-textured hardcover book itself has a red floral design that displays the year “2014” in a decorative medallion. Each of the ...

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Overview

This elegant 26th edition of the French Country Diary employs vintage typography and 58 evocative new photographs by Guillaume de Laubier to enhance the captivating design of this unique engagement calendar. The gleaming slipcase features a vibrant blue and white Provençal fabric pattern with a contrasting border fabric from the Olivades company in Saint-Rémy, while the linen-textured hardcover book itself has a red floral design that displays the year “2014” in a decorative medallion. Each of the week-at-a-glance spreads offers a vignette of the French countryside, including gardens, private homes, villages, and inspiring landscapes. This year’s diary visits the posh resort of Biarritz, poised on the shores of the Atlantic in the Pays Basque; strolls through the romantic gardens of Eugénie-les-Bains in the Landes region; explores the palm-decked harbor town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean, with its pastel-hued hillside homes; and enjoys a pre-Christmas evening on the Left Bank at the Deux Magots café. Also included are lush four-color endpapers, generous space for jotting daily notes, a ribbon stitched in to mark each week, and back matter that includes decorative address pages.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Each year I look out for the French Country Diary, which has become a treasured yearly purchase for many Francophiles. In following her passions and writing about them, Linda has opened up a whole corner of France to us.” —Girls Guide to Paris

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988715622
  • Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Format: Desk Calendar
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Dannenberg has written articles on cuisine and travel for numerous publications, including House & Garden, the Los Angeles Times, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, and the Wine Spectator. She is the author of 11 books focusing on French lifestyle, design, and cuisine, including Ducasse: Flavors of France, French Country Kitchens, Paris Boulangerie-Pâtisserie, and the Pierre Deux series. She lives in Katonah, New York. Guillaume de Laubier is one of France’s foremost decorative arts and lifestyle photographers whose work illustrates numerous books such as A French Home: Style and Entertaining and The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World. His work has also appeared in leading style magazines such as Architectural Digest, Decoration, Elle, and Vogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Beautiful photos !

    I have gotten one of these calendars every year for many years and love them ! We have been to France about 10 times and love the people, the architecture, the history, the cities and the countryside, the food, the markets, etc. So we enjoy looking at the beautiful pictures in each calendar and reading where the pictures were taken. The calendars are very high quality and have even become a collectors item. At the end of the year when done with the calendar, photos could definitely be cut out and framed because they are so good. For lovers of France or for people who just appreciate wonderful photography, I would highly recommend this calendar.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

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    A nostalgic look into France

    I've used this calendar for years. It lays open easily on a table and I use it to log all the movies and plays I've seen that year.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    I have bought these country diaries for years and years. They ar

    I have bought these country diaries for years and years. They are beautifully put together and make wonderful gifts I have one of mine that a just love. Cheri H.

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