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Map of Another Town

Map of Another Town

Author(s): M F K Fisher

Location(s): Aix-en-Provence

Genre(s): Travelogue, Gastro

Era(s): Post WW2



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M.F.K. Fisher moved to Aix-en-Provence with her young daughters after the Second World War. In Map of Another Town, she traces the history of this ancient and famous town, known for its tree-lined avenues, pretty fountains and ornate façades. Beyond the tourist sights, Fisher introduces us to its inhabitants: the waiters and landladies, down-and-outs and local characters, all recovering from the effects of the war in a drastically new France.

Fisher is known as one of America s most celebrated food writers; here she gives us a fascinating portrait of a place. It is, as she confesses, a self-portrait: my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself. This is an intimate travel memoir written in Fisher s inimitable style confident, confiding and always compelling.

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Author: Tina Hartas

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was an American food writer. Over her lifetime she wrote 27 books and believed that eating well was just one of the “arts of life” and explored this in her...

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