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Paris, Paris Beautifully Written And Refreshingly Original Makes Us See Paris In A Different Light San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Swapping His Native San Francisco For The City Of Light, Travel Writer David Downie Arrived In Paris InOn A One Way Ticket, His Head Full Of Romantic Notions Curiosity And The Legs Of A Cross Country Runner Propelled Him Daily From An Unheated, Seventh Floor Walk Up Garret Near The Champs Elys Es To The Old Montmartre Haunts Of The Doomed Painter Modigliani, The Tombs Of P Re Lachaise Cemetery, The Luxuriant Alleys Of The Luxembourg Gardens And The Aristocratic Le Saint Louis Midstream In The SeineDownie Wound Up Living In The Chic Marais District, Married To The Paris Born American Photographer Alison Harris, An Equally Incurable Walker And Chronicler Ten Books And A Quarter Century Later, He Still Spends Several Hours Every Day Rambling Through Paris, And Writing About The City He Loves An Irreverent, Witty Romp Featuring Thirty One Short Prose Sketches Of People, Places And Daily Life, Paris, ParisJourney Into The City Of Light Ranges From The Glamorous To The Least Known Corners And Characters Of The World S Favorite City Photographs By Alison Harris I Loved His Collection Of Essays And Anyone Who S Visited Paris In The Past, Or Plans To Visit In The Future, Will Be Equally Charmed As Well David Lebovitz, Author OfThe Sweet Life In Paris A Quirky, Personal, Independent View Of The City, Its History And Its People Mavis Gallant Gives Fresh Poetic Insight Into The City A Voyage Into The Bends And Recesses, The Jagged Edges, The Secret Interiors Of Paris Departures

10 thoughts on “Paris, Paris

  1. says:

    On completion Who is this book for I mention this problem below in a partial review Maybe you want a book offering a little bit for everyone I prefer a book that has a cent

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    I have decided to read this book because of my wife s enthusiastic review, as follows I have lived in the South of France each summer for the past 7 years, which also includes at lea

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    Gol LY it took me long enough to read this Because every chapter is an essay of its own, there were some I loved, some that were ok, and some that didn t capture me at all I will say that havi

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    I read this book in April of 2011 it is the updated and re released version from 2011 that I had and which I reviewed on my blog here here is the intro to that post PARIS, Paris Journey into the City of

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    I decided to read this, at a leisurely place, while I am reading novels, in preparation for my Europe trip in the spring, which includes the City of Light I got this, as it was highly reco d for us discerning rea

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    Prepped me to fall hard for Paris Wonderful off the beaten path wanderings, beautifully described discoveries in an already well chronicled city His chapters illuminate fascinating overlooked details of history, personalit

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    Reviewed yesterday on my blog, Part Time ParisianWhat a combination David Downie is part fl neur, part hard nosed reporter, part scholar and all writer Combine that with his eye for the common man and you get Paris, Paris, the indis

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    I loved this book My wife and I traveled to Paris a year ago before we had read this book and wish we had read it prior to our travel It gives you so much insight into the history of Paris and the uniqueness of the city itself It goes into th

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    It took me a couple of months to read this book, not because it wasn t good, but because I wanted to savour each essay At first I dove in, approaching it like a linear travelogue, but I quickly realized that I wasn t giving enough attention to each top

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    I have read this book before, just prior to our May trip to Paris and enjoyed it immensely The details, especially about aspects of Paris, like the boat people, I knew nothing about, are amazing and David Downie layers the information, in splendid prose Today I

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