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Village Voices By Marie-France Boyer

Village Voices by Marie-France Boyer

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Summary

In modern France, as in centuries past, village life revolves around the school, post office, shops and railway station. This is a visual distillation of village life in France today. The text also allows the villagers, including the gendarme and the boulangere, to speak in their own words.

Village Voices Summary

Village Voices: French Country Life by Marie-France Boyer

In modern France, as in centuries past, village life revolves around the school, post office, shops and railway station, the centres where people meet to exchange news and to gossip. This is a visual distillation of village life in France today, where the traditions live on in the cafe that doubles as a charcuterie or in the small hotel (awarded no stars in the guide books) that provides for wedding receptions. We see the young adults who keep the village way of life viable and thriving. The text allows them to speak to use in their own words: the boulangere, who serves her many customers from a modern mobile bakery, the gendarme, who keeps a photograph of his wife and children inside his cap, and the incumbent mayor standing proudly in her office beside the bust of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic.

About Marie-France Boyer

Marie-France Boyer is a freelance journalist and the Paris Editor of The World of Interiors magazine. She is the author of several other books, including Matisse at Villa la Reve and Spirit of the Sea, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Table of Contents

Decor a la carte; the last of the shops; public services; unstarred hotel rooms; male preserves; the charm of the back room.

Additional information

GOR002043800
9780500019450
0500019452
Village Voices: French Country Life by Marie-France Boyer
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1999-11-01
112
N/A
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