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1990 Hardcover First Edition Very Good in Very Good jacket Size: 8vo-over 7??"-9??" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing, Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Very Good ... Dust Jacket. Illustrated with the author's line drawings throughout. Map of Provence area on endpapers drawn by author. Fine binding of navy half-cloth with copper titles to spine, gray paper-wrapped boards, very clean, light wear to lower front corner is only defect. Tight sewn binding, square with sharp corners. Front endpaper with green stamp to upper corner. Rough cut. Illustrated with evocative drawing from Bo Niles experiences in Provence. Pages very clean and free from any markings, no creases. Floral design on clean and bright jacket, with gray/burgundy pebble-like background, illustration by Greg Harlin. Small tear to upper front corner, chip to upper rear corner, not price-clipped. Bo NIles' journal describing her experiences during her "month off" in Provence, France, when she reconnected with a land she loves, reclaimed Read more Show Less

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1990 Hardback First Edition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 0670827223. 9.10 X 7.50 X 0.90 inches; 191 pages.

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Wife, mother, daughter, editor--which of these so overwhelmed Niles that she fled the pressures of New York City for a month with her parents in Provence? This work, in which Niles recounts her ``sabbatical'' month off, is a rather whining, pretentious effort littered with Miss Piggy-like ``Frenchisms'' and an occasional ``Italianism.'' Niles rarely mixes with the locals, ostensibly because the locals don't mix. A few of the sights, sounds, and smells of Provence do filter through in spite of the florid prose. Readers looking for the real flavor of Provence should try Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence ( LJ 4/1/90)--a short, funny, warm tale of a family's attempt to renovate an old farmhouse. Not recommended.-- Paula M. Zieselman, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670827220
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1990
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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