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Chasing Cezanne

Chasing Cezanne

A Novel

  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307791962
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city's trendiest restaurant.) It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he's on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cézanne. It's a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest--including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne.

Chasing Cézanne

Chasing Cézanne

  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 067978120X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 295
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The unfailingly popular author of A Year in Provence blends crime and French cuisine in a delectable farce in which a photographer to the rich and famous stumbles onto an art scam in Provence. 125,000 first printing. Reprint.

A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life

  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307791924
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 208
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Once upon a time in Provence, Peter Mayle adopted a dog of uncertain origins and dubious hunting skills and gave him a name—Boy. Now he gives this canny canine a voice in an irresistible “memoir” that proves that the best vantage point for observing life may well be on all fours. As Boy recounts his progress from an overcrowded maternal bosom to unchallenged mastery of the Mayle household, he tells us why dogs are drawn to humans (“our most convenient support system”) and chickens (“that happy combination of sport and nourishment”). We share in his amorous dalliances, his run-ins with French plumbers and cats, and in the tidbits (both conversational and edible) of his owners’ dinner parties. Enhanced by fifty-nine splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren, A Dog’s Life gives us all the delights we expect from any book by Peter Mayle—pedigree prose, biting wit, and a keen nose for the fragrance of civilization—together with the insouciant wisdom of which only a dog (and probably only Peter Mayle’s dog) is capable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835247498
  • Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
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Hotel Pastis

Hotel Pastis

A Novel of Provence

  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307791917
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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A beguiling novel of romance, adventure, and tongue-in-cheek suspense set in the South of France, from the beloved, best-selling author of A Year in Provence. Simon Shaw, a rumpled, fortyish English advertising executive, has decided to leave it all behind, and heads of to France to transform an abandoned police station in the Lubéron into a small but world-class hotel. On his side, Simon has a loyal majordomo and a French business partner who is as practical as she is ravishing. But he hasn’t counted on the malignant local journalist—or on the mauvaise types who have chosen the neighboring village as the site of their latest bank robbery. Slyly funny and overflowing with sensuous descriptions of the good life, Hotel Pastis is the literacy equivalent of a four-star restaurant.

Anything Considered

Anything Considered

A Novel

  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307791931
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Bennett is an English expatriate living in France with a champagne taste and a beer bankroll. Happy-go-lucky and a bit roguish, he places an ad in the International Herald Tribune offering his services -- any services. He pursues a response from a wealthy Englishman named Julian Poe who has developed a means of producing truffles and is close to cornering the immensely lucrative truffle market. Bennett signs on and finds himself in Monaco, where he is able to live in a style to which he has always wished to become accustomed (including eating to his heart's content -- a Mayle trademark!). Soon the Sicilian and Corsican Mafiosi intrude and Bennett is joined by the beautiful and experienced (in all ways) Anna. Ham-fisted goons, gendarmes working at cross purposes, French village busybodies, and an order of monks dedicated to the god Bacchus all play a role in the surprising, and more than a little satisfying, denouement.

The Dynamics of Political Discourse

The Dynamics of Political Discourse

Forms and functions of follow-ups

  • Author: Anita Fetzer,Elda Weizman,Lawrence N. Berlin
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 902726824X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 278
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Rethinking Sinclair and Coulthard’s sequentiality-based notion of the follow-up, this volume explores its forms and communicative functions in traditional and contemporary modes of communication (parliamentary sessions, interviews, debates, speeches, op-eds, discussion forums and Twitter) wherein political actors address challenges to their political agenda and to their political face. In so doing, the volume achieves two major advances. First, its contributions expand the understanding of follow-ups beyond the traditional focus on structural sequentiality, considering communicative function as a defining feature of a follow-up. Second, it broadens the understanding of what constitutes political discourse, as not being limited to a single discourse, but also being able to span multiple discourses of different forms and speech events over time.

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

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  • Category: American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.

Book Review Index

Book Review Index

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Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Books Out Loud

Books Out Loud

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  • Category: Audiobooks
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