Anatole France (French:[anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]; born François-Anatole Thibault, [frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo]; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament".
France is also widely believed to be the model for narrator Marcel's literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
The son of a bookseller, France spent most of his life around books. France was a bibliophile. His father's bookstore, called the Librairie France, specialized in books and papers on the French Revolution and was frequented by many notable writers and scholars of the day. Anatole France studied at the Collège Stanislas, a private Catholic school, and after graduation he helped his father by working in his bookstore. After several years he secured the position of cataloguer at Bacheline-Deflorenne and at Lemerre. In 1876 he was appointed librarian for the French Senate.
Formerly known as RFO Sat, the channel was originally broadcasting 9 hours per day only. It was re-branded France Ô in 2004 in order to better show it was part of the France Télévisions group. The "O" stands for Outre-mer (overseas), and the accent shows that the channel was opened to all accents and dialects of the world, but also ensures that the name of the channel is not read as France 0 ("France zéro").
The channel became available in overseas territories in November 2010, replacing the RFO-operated Tempo.
French wine is produced all throughout France, in quantities between 50 and 60million hectolitres per year, or 7–8billion bottles. France is one of the largest wine producers in the world. French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France's regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France as the Margnat wines were during the post war period.
Two concepts central to higher end French wines are the notion of "terroir", which links the style of the wines to the specific locations where the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system. Appellation rules closely define which grape varieties and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or even specific vineyards.
There are some, perhaps many, in the world of running who believe that the new era of "super shoes" has turned the sport into something more akin to Formula 1, where technology appears to be the trump card in terms of performance ... Ends ... To paraphrase AnatoleFrance, runners rich and poor alike are free to purchase the latest high tech running shoes ... .
Or you may have heard the quip by the later French writerAnatoleFrance that “the law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.” ... today for want of bread in countries such as France and the U.S.
My wife, Cheryl, and I grew up around dogs. When we were married, it did not take long for us to bring home our first fur babies. a Scottish terrier and a wire hair terrier ... Our last companion was an English bulldog named Teddy Roosevelt ... AnatoleFrance is quoted as saying, "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ... Dr ... .
Nick Moss wonders when Tory ministers will get similarly worked up about former offenders like him having their banking facilities withdrawn with no explanation ... As the French writerAnatoleFrance put it.
It would be a pleasant surprise if the Financial Conduct Authority, the financial ombudsman, the chancellor or the prime minister could “work up an indignant head of steam” (Don’t be fooled ... As far as the ombudsman was concerned, it was a business decision for the bank and therefore not open to challenge ... As the French writerAnatoleFrance put it ... .