du Gard


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du Gard

(French dy ɡar)
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(Biography) See Martin du Gard
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Such of my readers as have made a pedestrian excursion to the south of France may perchance have noticed, about midway between the town of Beaucaire and the village of Bellegarde, -- a little nearer to the former than to the latter, -- a small roadside inn, from the front of which hung, creaking and flapping in the wind, a sheet of tin covered with a grotesque representation of the Pont du Gard. This modern place of entertainment stood on the left-hand side of the post road, and backed upon the Rhone.
Having arrived before the Pont du Gard, the horse stopped, but whether for his own pleasure or that of his rider would have been difficult to say.
Avignon and the Pont du Gard are amongst highlights of this escorted holiday that also offers f a choice of hotels and exciting optional excursions.
The close friend, Roger Martin Du Gard, an important French writer in his own right, begins his memoir in 1913 with the words: "At last I have met Andre Gide!"
THERE is no such place as the Font du Gard, in Nimes or anywhere (Quizword, 5 down, Page 38, Friday).
Roger Martin du Gard. Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort.
On New Year's Day 1931, the novelist Roger Martin du Gard (1881-1958) and his wife were seriously injured in a car crash, and they spent the next few months recuperating in a Le Mans hospital.
Originally trained as a paleographer and archivist, Martin du Gard brought to his works a spirit of objectivity and a scrupulous regard for details.