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In this sequel to her New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, the celebrated "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) lyrically chronicles her continuing, two decades-­long love affair with Tuscany's people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle. Frances Mayes offers her readers a deeply personal memoir of her present-­day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless beauty and vivid pleasures of Italian life. Among the themes Mayes explores are how her experience of Tuscany dramatically expanded when she renovated and became a part-­time resident of a 13th century house with a stone roof in the mountains above Cortona, how life in the mountains introduced her to a "wilder" side of Tuscany--­and with it a lively  engagement with Tuscany's mountain people. Throughout, she reveals the concrete joys of life in her adopted hill town, with particular . . .

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In 1867, Mark Twain and a group fellow-­Americans toured Europe and the Holy Land, aboard a retired Civil War ship known as Quaker City. Throughout the journey, Twain kept a written record of his experiences. The Innocents Abroad is both a travelogue and a critique of clashing cultures but more importantly, it is an entertaining and insightful work written by one of the great masters of American prose.

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Attention, livre numérique hautement enrichi !
Quelques jours à Moscou et à St-­Pétersbourg ? Avec plus de 2 heures de conversation audio, le créateur de la célèbre méthode Assimil a conçu pour vous le compagnon moderne et indispensable de votre s...

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Герой произведения повествует о превратностях судьбы в начале девяностых годов, рассказывает историю одного автомобиля – от его покупки и до дорожной аварии, подробно рисует реалии тех лет. В содержательной части записок автор делится своим жизненным опытом, мыслями, эмоциями.

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Top 20 Reasons He's a Slimy Jerk Bastard Jessa: To help you get over your train wreck EX, I've enclosed 20 envelopes. Each one has a reason why Sean is a jerk and not worth the dirt on your shoes. And each one has an instruction for you to do one un-­Jessa-­like thing a day. NO CHEATING! Ciao! -­C When Jessa catches her boyfriend, Sean, making out with Natalie "the Boob Job" Stone three days before their drama club's departure to Italy, she completely freaks. Stuck with a front-­row view of Sean and Natalie making out against the backdrop of a country that oozes romance, Jessa promises to follow all of the outrageous instructions in her best friend's care package and open her heart to new experiences. Enter cute Italian boy stage left. Jessa had prepared to play the role of humiliated ex-­girlfriend, but with Carissa directing her life from afar, it's finally time to take a shot at being a star. "Instructions for a Broken Heart transported me-­to Italy, back to high school, to the . . .

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Raskolnikov, étudiant à Saint-­Pétersbourg, a interrompu ses études. Rêveur solitaire, refermé sur lui-­même, sombre, triste, altier et fier, mais également généreux et bon, il se considère comme un homme hors du commun. Il est persuadé que, sur Terre, certains êtres sont nuisibles ou parasites. Il a une théorie. On peut sacrifier un pou si, par ce sacrifice, on fait le bien par ailleurs. Ce pou, il l'a trouvé en la personne d'une femme ignoble, prêteuse sur gages. Après avoir imaginé ce meurtre des centaines de fois, le regard brûlant, les joues creuses, il finit par commettre ce crime, mais rien ne se passe comme prévu... et sa vie bascule. Un des plus grands romans de Dostoïevski et de la littérature russe, qu'il faut absolument avoir lu... Édition Ebooks libres et gratuits.

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Lizzie and Karl’s mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don’t run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe? Along the way, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his own capture to save the family. As Michael Morpurgo writes in an author’s note, An Elephant in the Garden is inspired by historical truths, and by his admiration for elephants, “the noblest and wisest and most sensitive of all creatures.­” Here is a story that brings together an unlikely group of survivors whose faith in kindness and love proves the best weapon of all.

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This ???­dream-­laden and spooked??? (Marina Warner, London Review of Books) story is to many one of the best-­loved books of the twentieth century. Munthe spent many years working as a doctor in Southern Italy, labouring unstintingly during typhus, cholera and earthquake disasters. It was during this period that he came across the ruined Tiberian villa of San Michele, perched high above the glittering Bay of Naples on Capri. With the help of Mastro Nicola and his three sons, and with only a charcoal sketch roughly drawn on a garden wall to guide them, Munthe devoted himself to rebuilding the house and chapel. Over five long summers they toiled under a sapphire-­blue sky, their mad-­cap project leading them to buried skeletons and ancient coins, and to hilarious encounters with a rich cast of vividly-­drawn villagers. The Story of San Michele reverberates with the mesmerising hum of a long, hot Italian summer. Peopled with unforgettable characters, it is as brilliantly enjoyable and . . .

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This true and very funny story involving six colleagues, some retired, proves the saying that we never really grow up - we just learn how to behave in public. On a sudden whim six men, mostly writers, decided to embark on a 1 000 kilometre cycle ride down the River Danube believing it would be downhill all the way. This was the first of many assumptions that proved to be not terribly correct.­None had cycled since childhood nor even owned a bike. That first hilarious journey on hired bikes was so enjoyable it led to a series of annual rides in Europe involving ten countries including France, Austria, Italy, Ireland and England. The story - reminiscent in parts of Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat - is told by their often dysfunctional leader who, nevertheless, each time managed to return his companions to their loved ones more or less intact. Four of the six were daily newspaper editors; the author is a syndicated humour columnist and the sixth man claims he follows them only . . .

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