The village people Ah, Brittany, a land of wild moors, jagged coastlines, skies that quicklychange from sunny to angry, and enchanting legend. (Some say that King Arthur andhis noble knights roamed the forests of this region of Northern France.) In TheMost Beautiful Villages of Brittany (Thames and Hudson, $40, 0500019355), authorJames Bentley skillfully captures the romance and charm of this land ofcontrasts. With the help of photographer Hugh Palmer, he offers a glimpse intothis special region as diverse as it is beautiful the Emerald Coast of verdantvalleys, the sandy beaches of the Corniche de L'Armorique, the salty marshes ofthe Guerande, ancient fishing villages, and the spectacular green of thecountryside. Now you can journey, without leaving your chair, to this land ofvibrant color, quiet allure, and intriguing history.