The Oysters of Locmariaquer

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HarperCollins, May 9, 2006 - Travel - 240 pages
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On the northwest coast of France, just around the corner from the English Channel, is the little town of Locmariaquer (pronounced "loc-maria-care"). The inhabitants of this town have a special relationship to the world, for it is their efforts that maintain the supply of the famous Belon oysters, called les plates ("the flat ones"). A vivid account of the cultivation of Belon oysters and an excursion into the myths, legends, and rich, vibrant history of Brittany and its extraordinary people, The Oysters of Locmariaquer is also an unforgettable journey to the heart of a fascinating culture and the enthralling, accumulating drama of a unique devotion.

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These oysters, which start their lives in the Gulf of Morbihan, off the Bay of Biscay on the northwest coast of France, are called Armoricaines (from the ancient name of Brittany) Belons (if they are ... Read full review

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Clark snagged a 1965 National Book Award for this title depicting the cultivation of Belon oysters in the French town of Locmariaquer. It is a portrait equally of Brittany and a way of life. Read full review

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Eleanor Clark (1913–1996) was also the author of two other works of nonfiction, Rome and a Villa and Eyes, Etc., and the novels The Bitter Box, Baldur's Gate, and Camping Out. She was married to Robert Penn Warren.

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