The Light of Paris

The Light of Paris
Author: Eleanor Brown
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0399573720
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light of Paris Book Excerpt:

“I adored The Light of Paris. It’s so lovely and big-hearted—it made me long for Paris.”—Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of Me Before You and After You The miraculous novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Weird Sisters—a sensation beloved by critics and readers alike. Madeleine is trapped—by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears—in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine’s memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been—elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie’s bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in cafés, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist. Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine’s marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother’s bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer—reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart. Margie and Madeleine’s stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.

Paris Paris

Paris  Paris
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN: 0307886085
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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“Beautifully written and refreshingly original . . . makes us see [Paris] in a different light.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Elysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine. Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equally incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris, and writing about the city he loves. An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prose sketches of people, places and daily life, Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light ranges from the glamorous to the least-known corners and characters of the world’s favorite city. Photographs by Alison Harris. Praise for Paris, Paris “I loved his collection of essays and anyone who’s visited Paris in the past, or plans to visit in the future, will be equally charmed as well.”—David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris “[A] quirky, personal, independent view of the city, its history and its people”—Mavis Gallant “Gives fresh poetic insight into the city . . . a voyage into ‘the bends and recesses, the jagged edges, the secret interiors’ [of Paris].”—Departures

Angel Dorothy

Angel Dorothy
Author: Jane Brown
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1783523158
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angel Dorothy Book Excerpt:

Angel Dorothy is the inspiring biography of a formidable woman: wealthy American heiress Dorothy Elmhirst, who poured her considerable resources into founding Dartington Hall in 1925. What started as a progressive school rapidly transformed into a magnet for artists, architects, writers, philosophers and musicians, creating an exceptional centre for British cultural life. It was at Dartington in Devon that the Labour Party’s post-war manifesto was written and the Arts Council was conceived. Born in Washington, DC, into the influential Whitney family, Dorothy was a national darling: bells rang, flags flew and the American Navy’s new fast tugboat was named Dorothy. Orphaned at seventeen, she started giving away her inheritance at eighteen and buried herself in social and political work. She maintained her status as an unmarried woman until she fell in love with and married her first husband, Willard Straight, in 1911. Following Willard’s untimely death, Dorothy worked herself into a breakdown trying to fulfil his wishes. She recovered with the help of Leonard Elmhirst, an Englishman who shared her liberal beliefs; they married and moved to England in 1925 to start what would become Dartington Hall. In this vividly told biography, Jane Brown follows Dorothy from one side of the Atlantic to the other, a journey Dorothy made one hundred times to spread her political beliefs, her passion for education and her support of the arts for all. She traces the evolution of Dartington, from its restoration to its farming and forestry projects, and to its time as a home for the period’s greatest artists and intellectuals.

The Edinburgh Review

The Edinburgh Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Streets of Paris

The Streets of Paris
Author: Susan Cahill
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 1250074320
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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For the seasoned Parisian traveller or the novice looking to get off the beaten track Cahill provides a roadmap to parts of the city most visitors will never seeIn a city that is the destination of millions of travelers every year, it can be difficult to find your way to its lovely, serene spaces. Away from the madding crowds, the gardens of Paris offer the balm of flowers, tall old trees, fountains, ponds, sculptures, with quiet Parisians reading Le Monde, taking the sun, relishing the peace. These places are often tucked away, off the beaten tourist track, and without a guide they're easy to miss: The Jardin de l'Atlantique, out of sight on the roof of Gare Montparnasse. The enchanting Jardin de la Vallee Suisse, invisible from the street, accessible only if you know how to find the path. The Square Boucicaut, its children's carousel hidden inside a grove of oak and maples. Square Batignolles, the shade of the old chestnut trees an inspiration to the painter edouard Manet and poet Paul Verlaine. Hidden Gardens of Paris features 40 such oases in quartiers both posh and plain, as well as dozens of others Nearby to the featured green space. It is arranged according to the geographic sections of the city Ile de la Cite, Left Bank, Right Bank, Western Paris, Eastern Paris a lively and informative guide that focuses on each place as a site of passionate cultural memory.

A Week in Paris

A Week in Paris
Author: Rachel Hore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-10-09
ISBN: 1471130770
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the bestselling author of A Gathering Storm, and the Richard & Judy Bookclub pick A Place of Secrets, comes a gripping and moving story spanning 25 years and World War II, secrets, family and enduring love. The streets of Paris hide a dark past… September, 1937. Kitty Travers enrols at the Conservatoire on the banks of the Seine to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. But then war breaks out and the city of light falls into shadow. Nearly twenty-five years later, Fay Knox, a talented young violinist, visits Paris on tour with her orchestra. She barely knows the city, so why does it feel so familiar? Soon touches of memory become something stronger, and she realises her connection with these streets runs deeper than she ever expected. As Fay traces the past, with only an address in an old rucksack to help her, she discovers dark secrets hidden years ago, secrets that cause her to question who she is and where she belongs … Praise for Rachel Hore's novels: ‘A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious’ JUDY FINNIGAN ‘An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets’ Telegraph ‘A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war’ Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror 'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian 'Engrossing, pleasantly surprising and throughly readable' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'A beautifully written and magical novel about life, love and family' CATHY KELLY

Losing the Light

Losing the Light
Author: Andrea Dunlop
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN: 1501109421
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Two American exchange students, Brooke and Sophie, become inseparable friends, but when they meet up with French student Veronique and her older cousin Alex, they become involved in a love triangle which turns deadly.

Reports from Committees

Reports from Committees
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 706
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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French Philosophy of Technology

French Philosophy of Technology
Author: Sacha Loeve,Xavier Guchet,Bernadette Bensaude Vincent
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN: 3319895184
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Philosophy of Technology Book Excerpt:

Offering an overall insight into the French tradition of philosophy of technology, this volume is meant to make French-speaking contributions more accessible to the international philosophical community. The first section, “Negotiating a Cultural Heritage,” presents a number of leading 20th century philosophical figures (from Bergson and Canguilhem to Simondon, Dagognet or Ellul) and intellectual movements (from Personalism to French Cybernetics and political ecology) that help shape philosophy of technology in the Francophone area, and feed into contemporary debates (ecology of technology, politics of technology, game studies). The second section, “Coining and Reconfiguring Technoscience,” traces the genealogy of this controversial concept and discusses its meanings and relevance. A third section, “Revisiting Anthropological Categories,” focuses on the relationships of technology with the natural and the human worlds from various perspectives that include anthropotechnology, Anthropocene, technological and vital norms and temporalities. The final section, “Innovating in Ethics, Design and Aesthetics,” brings together contributions that draw on various French traditions to afford fresh insights on ethics of technology, philosophy of design, techno-aesthetics and digital studies. The contributions in this volume are vivid and rich in original approaches that can spur exchanges and debates with other philosophical traditions.

The Journal of gas lighting water supply and sanitary improvement

The Journal of gas lighting  water supply and sanitary improvement
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Light Years

Light Years
Author: Maggie Gee
Publsiher: Saqi Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-09-22
ISBN: 0863567495
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light Years Book Excerpt:

Lottie Lucas is the luckiest person she knows. She has looks, money, three houses and a teenage son she adores … So why is her husband Harold walking out on her? Light Years is also about zoos and the zodiac; the seasons and the stars; and how humans see the natural world. It is a novel about the possibilities of happiness, a surprising and beautiful contemporary love story. ‘In the tradition of the best romantic comedy.’ The Observer ‘Sublimely funny and infinitely subtle, Light Years is pure delight.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Energetic and beguiling.’ Sunday Telegraph 'This is so fine a novel, because so completely a planned and crafted one.' Times Literary Supplement

Our House is Certainly Not in Paris

Our House is Certainly Not in Paris
Author: Susan Cutsforth
Publsiher: Melbourne Books
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN: 1922129321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our House is Certainly Not in Paris Book Excerpt:

Sequel to the bestselling Our House is Not in Paris. Join for the first time, or continue to share in this sequel, the French renovee trials and triumphs of Susan and Stuart Cutsforth, an 'ordinary' Australian couple. Our House is Certainly Not in Paris is a magical memoir about their renovation of an old farmhouse in France. They devote their holidays to breathing life back into its ancient stone walls. It is so charmingly written that the reader is transported to their petite village and the people in this book become like old friends. This is a story about achieving dreams. It makes you want to grab life with both hands.

Holy Beauty

Holy Beauty
Author: James Clarke & Co
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2022-08-25
ISBN: 0227178122
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Beauty Book Excerpt:

The philosophical and theological study of aesthetics has a long and rich history, stretching back to Platos identification of ultimate goodness and beauty, together representing the eternal form. Recent trends in aesthetic theory, however, characterised by a focus on the beautiful at the expense of the good, have made it an object of suspicion in the Orthodox Church. In its place, Greek theologians have sought to emphasise philokalia as a truer theological discipline. Seeking to reverse this trend, Chrysostomos Stamoulis brings into conversation a plethora of voices, from Church fathers to contemporary poets, and from a Marxist political theorist to a literary critic. Out of this dialogue, Stamoulis builds a model for the re-appropriation of Orthodoxys patristic and Byzantine past that is no longer defined in antithesis to the Western present. The openness he proposes allows us to perceive afresh the world shot through with divinity, if only we can lift our gaze to see it. Dismantling the false dichotomy, philokalia or aesthetics, is the first step.

The Electrical Engineer

The Electrical Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 538
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electric engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Es

Es
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English philology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge

A Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge
Author: Alvin J. Johnson & Son
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Van Nostrand s Eclectic Engineering Magazine

Van Nostrand s Eclectic Engineering Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Taste of Paris

A Taste of Paris
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN: 1250082951
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Taste of Paris Book Excerpt:

In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover “What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise?” Long before Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reynière, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs. Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider’s gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette’s exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.

The Mathematician Sophus Lie

The Mathematician Sophus Lie
Author: Arild Stubhaug
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 3662043866
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mathematician Sophus Lie Book Excerpt:

Sophus Lie (1842-1899) is one of Norways greatest scientific talents. His mathematical works have made him famous around the world no less than Niels Henrik Abel. The terms "Lie groups" and "Lie algebra" are part of the standard mathematical vocabulary. In his comprehensive biography the author Arild Stubhaug introduces us to both the person Sophus Lie and his time. We follow him through: childhood at the vicarage in Nordfjordeid; his youthful years in Moss; education in Christiania; travels in Europe; and learn about his contacts with the leading mathematicians of his time.

Van Nostrand s Engineering Magazine

Van Nostrand s Engineering Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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