First published in 2006. Part painting in prose, part delightful narrative, this book is filled with clever observations, memorable characters and the authors' own paintings and drawings. It will prove irresistible to anyone interested in the culture of the French village.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Two Vagabonds in Languedoc; Chapter 1 Our Last Breakfast in Upper Languedoc; Chapter 2 Recollections on a Green Garden Seat; Chapter 3 Mine Host and Hostess of the Hôtel Sestrol; Chapter 4 The Juge de Paix and the Court of Janac; Chapter 5 Peasants and Villagers—Life and Customs; Chapter 6 Eaters and Eaten, and Gastronomic Things; Chapter 7 The Steange Case of Monsieur Lemoule; Chapter 8 The Mountain Fires Around the Village; Chapter 9 Four Days of Village Festival; Chapter 10 The Ancient Church and its Latter-Day Patrons; Chapter 11 Magic and Medicine—Health and Hygiene; Chapter 12 … And the Fruits in their Seasons; Chapter 13 Adieu … Adieu!;
Jan and Cora J. Gordon