A Year at the Chateau

A Year at the Chateau

Along the way we'll read glorious descriptions of rural life in France, with charming characters, delicious food and wonderful seasonal produce, together with the extraordinary list of renovations and restorations Dick and Angel completed, ...

Author: Dick Strawbridge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781841884646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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THE ENTERTAINING AND HEARTWARMING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Like many couples, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France, but where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th-century fairytale château, complete with 45 rooms, seven outbuildings, 12 acres of land and its own moat. Throwing caution to the wind, Dick and Angel swapped their two-bedroom flat in East London for an abandoned and derelict castle in the heart of the Loire valley and embarked on the adventure of a lifetime with their two young children Arthur and Dorothy. Sharing their full journey for the first time, A Year at the Château follows Dick and Angel from when they first moved to France in the depths of winter and found bedrooms infested with flies, turrets inhabited by bats, the wind rattling through cracked windows, and just one working toilet, which flushed into the moat, through to the monumental efforts that went into readying the château for their unforgettable wedding and their incredibly special first Christmas. Along the way we'll read glorious descriptions of rural life in France, with charming characters, delicious food and wonderful seasonal produce, together with the extraordinary list of renovations and restorations Dick and Angel completed, many of which were never shown on TV. As warm and entertaining as their much-loved show, A Year at the Château is a truly irresistible story of adventure and heart, epic ambitions and a huge amount of hard graft.
Categories: Performing Arts

Living the Ch teau Dream

Living the Ch  teau Dream

With never-before-told stories of remarkable discoveries, amazing transformations and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, this book is sure to delight and inspire in equal measure!

Author: Angel Strawbridge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781841885384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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THE FOLLOW-UP TO THE MASSIVE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, A YEAR AT THE CHATEAU! In January 2015 Dick and Angel Strawbridge embarked on the journey of a lifetime when they swapped their cosy two-bedroom flat in East London for a derelict château in the Loire Valley. Where Sunday Times bestseller A Year at the Château told the entertaining and heart-warming beginning of the family's French adventure, Living the Château Dream is about the years of hard graft that followed as Dick and Angel leapt into action transforming Château-de-la-Motte Husson into both a thriving family home and a sustainable business. From throwing open the shutters to new suites, to exploring the walled garden, launching their wedding business and hosting guests, no stone was left unturned. With enormous tasks, like installing a lift, plus the beginnings of lifelong traditions, this much-anticipated follow-up includes many firsts for the Strawbridge family. As Dick and Angel recount stories of the next two years at the château, we start to understand the true extent of the work and skill that it has taken to make this incredible house into a much-loved home. With never-before-told stories of remarkable discoveries, amazing transformations and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, this book is sure to delight and inspire in equal measure!
Categories: Performing Arts

A Year in the Ch teau

A Year in the Ch  teau

Is there a reason why only teenagers take gap years? This is sharp, irreverent and very funny women's fiction for grown ups. If you love Dawn French, Sue Townsend and Veronica Henry, this book is for you!

Author: Sarah Long

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785764764

Category: Chick lit

Page: 416

View: 183

When Nicola's husband, Dominic, retires they decide not to spend their days finding hobbies to fill the time until Countdown is on. Instead, they fulfil their life-long fantasy of buying a country house and filling it with their dearest friends. Reliving their youth and spending their children's inheritance. Joined by seven of their friends they club together to invest in a chateau in Normandy. Group dinners, fine wine, beautiful scenery, they're living the dream! But la vie en rose is harder than it first appears. Is there a reason why only teenagers take gap years? This is sharp, irreverent and very funny women's fiction for grown ups. If you love Dawn French, Sue Townsend and Veronica Henry, this book is for you!
Categories: Chick lit

A Year in the Ch teau

A Year in the Ch  teau

She couldn't be doing with it. All the same, it was pretty galling to think how long they'd be living like this. A year, at least, by the time they'd agreed the plans and found their builders. She knew from experience that you could ...

Author: Sarah Long

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785764776

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 151

The new sharp, irreverent and hilarious book from Sarah Long. If you love Dawn French, Sue Townsend and Veronica Henry, this book is for you! When Nicola's husband, Dominic, retires they decide not to spend their days finding hobbies to fill the time until Countdown is on. Instead, they fulfil their life-long fantasy of buying a country house and filling it with their dearest friends. Reliving their youth and spending their children's inheritance. Joined by seven of their friends they club together to invest in a château in Normandy. Group dinners, fine wine, beautiful scenery - they're living the dream! But la vie en rose is harder than it first appears. Is there a reason why only teenagers take gap years?
Categories: Fiction

Summer at the Ch teau

Summer at the Ch  teau

Every end has a new beginning...All NEW from bestselling author Jennifer Bohnet. When Pixie Sampson's husband tragically dies, she inherits the beautiful Château Quiltu in Brittany, Northern France.

Author: Jennifer Bohnet

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838890904

Category:

Page: 292

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Every end has a new beginning...All NEW from bestselling author Jennifer Bohnet. When Pixie Sampson's husband tragically dies, she inherits the beautiful Château Quiltu in Brittany, Northern France. But unbeknown to her, she also inherits a mysterious lodger, Justine Martin and her 4-year-old son Ferdie. Heartbroken and with her adventurous Mum, Gwen in tow, they travel to France to put the Château on the market but are soon drawn into a quest to seek the Château's secrets. Who is Justine? Why is she living at the Château? How did she know her husband? Over the Summer months, the Château fills with family and laughter and secrets are discovered and old wounds begin to heal.
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Henry VII

Henry VII

The Château de l'Hermine at Vannes was susceptible to attack from the sea, and fearing that the earls would be snatched ... du Faou and Admiral of Brittany, who kept them from October 1472 for around a year at the Château de Suscinio.

Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445646060

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 640

The life of the king of England who defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth and founded the glittering Tudor royal dynasty.
Categories: History

Chambers s Edinburgh Journal

Chambers s Edinburgh Journal

One of them , the gardener informed me , he which was going on at the time of my visit , in addition had himself used ... I left the Château of Bretigny . dence of three months in the year , towards the end of the season , in Paris .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXPHDR

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The New Age Under Orage

The New Age Under Orage

Early in October he entered the Gurdjieff Institute ( the Chateau Prieuré near Fontainbleau ) .3 ' It would be ... After spending a year at the Château Prieuré , Orage went to New York , where he taught Gurdjieff's system until 1930.

Author: Wallace Martin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

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The Castle on Sunset

The Castle on Sunset

Vivid, salacious and richly informed, the book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from the suites and bungalows of its most hallowed hotel.

Author: Shawn Levy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474611855

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 436

For nearly ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favoured the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. Filled with deep secrets but hidden in plain sight, its evolution parallels the growth of Hollywood itself. Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairy-tale castle, the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely. An apartment-house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: 1930s bombshell Jean Harlow took lovers during her third honeymoon there; director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen-year-old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood; Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter met poolside and began a secret affair; Jim Morrison swung from the balconies, once nearly falling to his death; John Belushi suffered a fatal overdose in a private bungalow; Lindsay Lohan got the boot after racking up nearly $50,000 in charges in less than two months. Much of what's happened inside the Chateau's walls has eluded the public eye - until now. With wit and prowess, Shawn Levy recounts the wild parties and scandalous liaisons, creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, births and untimely deaths that the Chateau Marmont has given rise to. Vivid, salacious and richly informed, the book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from the suites and bungalows of its most hallowed hotel.
Categories: History

The Lady of Provence Or Humbled and Healed

The Lady of Provence  Or  Humbled and Healed

said Marie , one day , as she sat with the rest of the household at dinner . ... Diane had not been a year at the château before she ruined poor Claude Le Roy , got him dismissed at an hour's notice , though he 22 was as good and steady ...

Author: A. L. O. E.

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213328250

Category: Christian life

Page: 400

View: 333

Categories: Christian life

The Port Folio

The Port Folio

She appeared much interested on this subject , and made the minutest inquiries with respect to the length and danger of the voyage . ... came from Paris to spend some time , as is her custom every year , at the chateau of her friend .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101064079278

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Master Timothy s Book case

Master Timothy s Book case

The Baroness herself was an old lady , who had entered her sixty - fourth year , at the period when this narrative ... They dwelt at the chateau near Amiens in the summer ; and in the winter they sought the pleasures so abundantly found ...

Author: George William MacArthur Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021810690

Category: Pickwick, Samuel (Fictitious character)

Page: 593

View: 995

Categories: Pickwick, Samuel (Fictitious character)

The Rough Guide to France

The Rough Guide to France

Even if gardens aren't normally your thing, those at the Chateau de Villandry are unmissable (daily: March 9am-530pm; April—June, ... Even in winter, there is almost always something to see, as the entire area is replanted twice a year.

Author: Rough Guide

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781405389129

Category: Travel

Page: 1136

View: 729

The Rough Guide to France is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best French attractions. Full-colour features explore the very best French wines and cheeses, as well as France's key walking regions and routes, while an extensive language section will get you started on all the most important French phrases and vocabulary. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do, while relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, restaurants and shops in France for all budgets. You'll find expert tips on exploring the country's varied landscapes, from the slopes of the Alps to the vibrant metropolis of Paris; and authoritative background on France's history, wildlife and food. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of France, whilst stunning photography and a detailed introduction make The Rough Guide to France your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to France. Now available in epub format.
Categories: Travel

The Solitary Self

The Solitary Self

driven me from Switzerland , where I was not sufficiently in their power , at last delivered me into the hands of their ... settled down as the Prince's guest at the chateau de Trye in Normandy , where he would remain for about a year .

Author: Maurice Cranston

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226118665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 101

List of PlatesForewordIntroduction1. A Mixed Welcome2. Motiers3. A Gospel Christian4. The Tocsin of Sedition5. 'Marmot' and 'Bear'6. The Lapidation7. A Celebrity Acclaimed8. Reversal of FortuneEpilogue: Rousseau Then and NowChronology of Rousseau's Life and WorkList of Principal Abbreviations Used in the NotesNotesIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A year and quite a bit more in the life of Hotel TerraVina

A year and quite a bit more in the life of Hotel TerraVina

Following Gerard's fantastic win last year at the World Sommelier Championship in Chile, one of his prizes was a weekend at the beautiful Chateau Saran, located in Epernaypart of the great Champagne region of France.

Author: Nina Basset

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291118209

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Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

Still, it would take necessity — and the clout of J Hollywood — to get the flights booked and into the! air in a real ... Kristen Vallow, a Manhattan-based art director and set designer who spends several months a year at the Chateau ...

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Page: 150

View: 957

Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
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The Rough Guide to France

The Rough Guide to France

Even if gardens aren't normally your thing, those at the Chateau de Villandry are unmissable. ... Even in winter, there is almost always something to see, as the entire area is replanted twice a year. At the far end of the garden, ...

Author:

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409325383

Category: Travel

Page: 1064

View: 781

The Rough Guide to France is the ultimate travel guide to this varied and beautiful country. With clear, full-colour maps, stunning photographs and detailed coverage of all the best French attractions, this book is packed with essential and extensive practical advice on what to see and do. Find plenty of tips on exploring the country's remarkable landscapes, from the snowy slopes of the Alps and the watery plains of the Camargue to the vibrant metropolis of Paris and the glamour of the glitzy Côte d'Azur. There's plenty of authoritative and enlightening background information, too, covering subjects such as France's stormy history, the tastiest food to try and the finest wines to quaff. You can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, restaurants and shops in France for all budgets. Reliable, informed and exceptionally good-looking, The Rough Guide to France is your vital travelling companion. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to France. Now available in ePub format.
Categories: Travel

Last Night at Chateau Marmont

Last Night at Chateau Marmont

A novel from the million copy bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada.

Author: Lauren Weisberger

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007365937

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 337

A novel from the million copy bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada.
Categories: Fiction

The Origins of Corporations

The Origins of Corporations

The Château shareholders especially met in the Trinitaires convent (located on the current rue de la Trinité): Baz. arch. ... As for the Bazacle shareholders, they paid dues of four or five livres per year at the end of the fifteenth ...

Author: Germain Sicard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300156485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

View: 300

Fully modern corporations appeared in fourteenth-century Toulouse, much earlier than previously believed Germain Sicard proves that Europe's first corporations were fourteenth-century mill companies operating in Toulouse, rather than seventeenth-century English and Dutch trading companies as commonly believed. He shows that the corporate form derives from a unique ownership contract from Medieval Europe called pariage, and a culture of strong property rights and municipal self-governance. Based on archival research, Sicard's 1952 thesis has been translated into English with an introduction that places the work in the context of new institutional economics and legal theory. It is an important contribution to research on the history and legal origins of the corporation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

Still, it would take necessity — and the clout of J Hollywood — to get the flights booked and into the! air in a real ... Kristen Vallow, a Manhattan-based art director and set designer who spends several months a year at the Chateau ...

Author:

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Page: 150

View: 341

Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
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