The French Riviera : A Literary Guide for Travellers – Ted Jones

The sunlight and calm of the French Riviera have been a magnet for writers since the fourteenth century. The Cote d’Azur has provided the inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. “The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers” is a reader’s journey along this fabled coast, from Hyeres and Saint-Tropez in the west to the Italian border in the east, introducing the lives and work of writers who passed this way, from distinguished Nobel laureates to new authors who found their voices there.

Writers such as Graham Greene and W Somerset Maugham, who spent much of their lives there; F Scott Fitzgerald and Guy de Maupassant, whose work it dominates; and the countless writers who simply lingered there, including William Boyd, Bertholt Brecht, Albert Camus, TS Eliot, Ian Fleming, Ernest Hemingway, DH Lawrence, AA Milne, Vladimir Nabokov, Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anton Tchekhov, Virginia Woolf and WB Yeats – and many others.