Year of publication: 2013
Sylvain Tesson CONSOLATIONS OF THE FOREST Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale To Arnaud Humann For I belong to the forests and solitude. KNUT HAMSUN Pan Freedom is always available. One need only pay the price for it. HENRY DE MONTHERLANT Cahiers, 1957 A Sidestep Id promised myself that before I turned forty I would live as a hermit deep in the woods. I went to spend six months in a Siberian cabin on the shores of Lake Baikal, on the tip of North ...
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Year of publication: 2008
French Life byElizabeth Gaskell I Paris, February, 1862. We went to-day along the Boulevard Svastopol, Rive Gauche, to pay a call. I knew the district well about six years ago, when it was a network of narrow tortuous streets the houses high, irregular, picturesque, historical, dirty, and unhealthy. I used to have much difficulty in winding my way to certain points in the Quartier Latin from the Faubourg St. Germain, where I was staying. Now, the Htel Cluny is enclosed in a neat garden, the ...
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Year of publication: 2004
Jeremy Clarkson MOTORWORLD For Francie Italy Ive been fortunate enough over the years to stay in many truly outstanding hotels where obsequious waiters compete for your attention with the view hard when its Hong Kong harbour, San Francisco Bay or St Marks. But my favourite is the Locanda del Sant Uffizio-Da Bepp in Asti, where I stayed when we were filming the Fiat Coup for Top Gear. Its a beautiful building, the food is as good as youll eat anywhere and the owner redefines the concept of ...
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