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Floating Island

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Emily Kimbrough, one of America's great travel writers, takes an unforgettable trip down the Seine River through through Paris and into the Champagne and Bourgogne regions of France.
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May 24, 2016 Liz rated it it was amazing
I was delighted by this book, a chronicle of a French canal vacation on a barge taken by Emily Kimbrough, Cornelia Otis Skinner, and a group of their friends, including Emily’s brother and sister-in-law. Each of these characters has his or her idea of what makes an ideal vacation, whether touring the local scenery, shopping for postcards, bicycling the towpaths, seeking out townspeople for conversation, or reading on the deck of the barge. The crew members have their own stories, and even the ...more
Oct 11, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
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Kimbrough and ten friends charter a long boat for twelve days and float through the rivers and canals of France. They see some beautiful churches, chateaux, and scenery, and enjoy delicious meals. As it will in any group, idiosyncrasies become apparent--one married couple always buys postcards and looks for a place to cash American Express checks, one woman spends all her time on deck playing solitaire, a retired doctor fondly thinks that he can speak French. It's very gentle, uneventful, and ...more
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