Recensie: Drawing Lessons

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Auteur: Patricia Sands
Titel: Drawing Lessons
Genre: Contemporary fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781542045872
Aantal pagina’s: 352
Gelezen: Juni 2021
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Omslagtekst:
Sixty-two-year-old Arianna arrives in the South of France for a two-week artists’ workshop full of anticipation but burdened by guilt. Back home in Toronto, she has been living with the devastating diagnosis of her husband’s dementia and the heartbreak of watching the man she has loved for decades slip away before her eyes. What does her future hold without Ben? Before her is a blank canvas.

Encouraged by her family to take some time for herself, she has traveled to Arles to set up her easel in the same fields of poppies and sunflowers that inspired Van Gogh. Gradually, she rediscovers the inner artist she abandoned long ago. Drawing strength from the warm companionship and gentle wisdom of her fellow artists at the retreat—as well as the vitality of guest lecturer Jacques de Villeneuve, an artist and a cowboy—Arianna searches her heart for permission to embrace the life in front of her and, like the sunflowers, once again face the light.

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Recensie: a year in Provence

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Auteur: Peter Mayle
Titel: A year in Provence
Genre: Reisverhaal, non-fictie, biografie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1989
ISBN: 9780140296037
Aantal pagina’s: 210
Gelezen: Juli 2021
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Omslagtekst:
Peter Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a life abroad a reality: throwing caution to the wind, they bought a glorious two hundred year-old farmhouse in the Lubéron Valley and began a new life.

In a year that begins with a marathon lunch and continues with a host of gastronomic delights, they also survive the unexpected and often hilarious curiosities of rural life. From mastering the local accent and enduring invasion by bumbling builders, to discovering the finer points of boules and goat-racing, all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life are conjured up in this enchanting portrait.

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