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Hotel Bemelmans by Ludwig Bemelmans
Book DescriptionIf there is such a thing as a comfort food book, Bemelmans' stories are it. His evocative tales of grand hotel life have a reporter's eye for sensory detail, yet he always manages to bathe his world and it's lovable characters in the mood of a fairytale. Meet the girl-hungry hotel Magician, Kalakobe the African cook, Mr Sigsag, Monsieur Victor, Mespoulet and an unforgettable cast of down but not yet out hotel employees. A feast of food writing. And once you've read one Bemelmans' tale you fall in love and want to read the lot.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091887872
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ludwig Bemelmans
Golden Basket, Paperback (June 2016)
Two sisters discover the delights of the historic city of Bruges in this charmingly illustrated tale. A brief cameo marks the first appearance of Bemelmans's iconic character, Madeline.
Ludwig Bemelmans' Favorite Stories, Paperback (June 2016)
Three lavishly illustrated tales by the creator of Madeline: Hansi, a winter holiday in the Alps; Rosebud, an adaptation of an African folktale; The Castle No. 9, a portrait of a faithful servant and his madcap master.
Madeline Treasury, Hardback (April 2014)» View all books by Ludwig Bemelmans
Collecting all the adventures one of the world's most beloved characters for her 75th anniversary, this volume includes an Introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Quindlen, an essay by Bemelmans on how he invented Madeline, and never-before-published sketches of Madeline and photos of the Bemelmans family. Illustrations.
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Author Biography - Ludwig Bemelmans
Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) wrote and illustrated over 40 books. Born in the Austrian Tyrol, he was sent to America at the age of 16 after he shot a head-waiter at his uncle's hotel. He arrived in New York sporting pistols to fend off Indians. In addition to his books he wrote for Hollywood, owned restaurants, designed sets for Broadway and painted everything from magazine covers to hotel frescos. A legendary traveller and bon vivant, he asked to have "Tell Them It Was Wonderful" carved on his gravestone.
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