Sunday, July 01, 2018

French Barge Athos Reading List

Thanks for sharing this, Athos. Such a great idea!

Reading List For The Canal Du Midi

A recent Athos passenger asked a new question the other day:  Could they suggest a Canal du Midi reading list for his week onboard Athos?

French Hotel Barge Athos -- Suggested Reading List For The Canal Du Midi

The list below is NOT an exhaustive list – just the titles which spring most quickly to mind. They are a collection of fiction, historical fiction, historical research, and even a few wine and cheese titles.  All either cover topics relevant to the culture and history of Southwest France, particularly Carcassonne, or they take place in the surrounding area.

  • The Friar Of Carcassonne, by Stephen O’Shea (historical research)
  • The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln (historical research)
  • The Religion, by Tim Willocks

  • Suite Française, by Irène Nemirovsky (written during wartime France, the manuscript found after the author’s death)
  • Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse (fiction)
  • Sepulchre, by Kate Mosse
  • Citadel, by Kate Mosse
  • The Heretic’s Treasure, by Scott Mariani (fiction)
  • Pillars If The Earth, by Ken Follett (historical fiction)
  • The Virgin Blue, by Tracy Chevalier (historical fiction)
  • The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown (fiction)
  • All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (France wartime fiction)
  • La Bête Humain, by Emile Zola (19th century French thriller classic)

 Wine & Cheese: 
  • Languedoc Roussillon: The Wines And Winemakers, by Paul Strang
  • Wines of the Languedoc (The Infinite Ideas Classic Wine Library), by Rosemary George
  • French Cheeses: The Visual Guide, by Kazuko Masui & Tomoko Yamada

 Documentary & Guides: 
  • My Life In France, by Julian Child
  • Narrow Dog To Carcassonne, by Terry Darlington (documentary)
  • Fortress Churches Of The Languedoc, by Sheila Bonde
  • The Roads to Santiago De La Compostela, MSM 1999-2004

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