Martin Calder's A Summer In Gascony: The Other South of France PDF

By Martin Calder

ISBN-10: 1857885317

ISBN-13: 9781857885316

the single commute writing e-book on Gascony, A summer time in Gascony is a captivating and funny story of a unprecedented summer time spent during this really unknown a part of south-western France, the house of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy pink wine, high-quality candy wine Armagnac and sunflowers. it's a story of 2 amorous affairs: an idyllic summer season romance and a lifelong love affair with Gascony with its village gala's, dusty roads and sun-baked wine state. Stretching from Toulouse within the east to the Atlantic coast within the west, from the river Garonne within the north to the Pyrenees within the south, Gascony is a golden land of rolling hills and extensive horizons, swathed with vineyards, sunflowers, maize and pastures. It has a different identification which units it except the remainder of France and previous affinities with England: the Gascons fought along the English within the heart a while and the Napoleonic Wars opposed to their universal foe the French. within the tiny hamlet of Peguilhan, Martin Calder is brought to the Gascon lifestyle: operating within the fields, shepherding and slaughtering sheep, feeding the livestock, harvesting the wheat, watering the vegetation. He discovers a special humans, fiercely happy with their self sustaining historical past. filled with vibrant characters: the charismatic and convivial Jacques-Henri, the hardworking farmer whose family members take Martin into their domestic and hearts; the yoga-practising Germans; Pattes, the mischievous stray puppy; Madame Parle-Beaucoup , town gossip and Monsieur Fustignac, whose satisfaction in his Gascon history is unforgettable. however the genuine superstar of the publication is Gascony itself, with its robust spirit of independence and the straightforward pleasures it presents. Written by way of a real Francophile who has come to grasp the folks and is aware their lifestyle, A summer time in Gascony inspires the spirit, points of interest, smells and sounds of this nonetheless quite unknown and unspoiled different South of France.

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