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PARIS ON THE BRINK

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Paris on the Brink: The 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide, Sylvia Beach, Léon Blum, and Their Frie Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781538112373
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - June 6th, 2018

 

Such was the ongoing intellectual ferment of the City of Light that even in the squalid Depression decade an extraordinary cast of characters lived singular lives and created exciting things, in spite of  - or perhaps stimulated by - the gathering geopolitical dread...

Gary


How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

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How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781608195916
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 4th, 2014

Author of ten books on the City of Light, Joan DeJean begins in the 17th Century and takes us though the dazzling history of how and why Paris became the most beautiful city in the world – full of stunning architecture, lavish parks, museums, boulevards, monuments – a city alive with adventure and excitement.


Nathan


The Sweet Life in Paris

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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767928892
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Published: Broadway Books - March 2011

Food writer and ex-Chez Panisse dessert chef, Lebovitz,  shares the secrets of French cooking and Parisian living.  The quirks and idiosyncrasies of Parisians that often leave visitors outraged (queue jumping, unhelpful sales staff) are explained with humor and Lebovitz also provides a goldmine of food tips such as where to find the best croissants, chocolates and cheese,  when not to use a knife and fork and how to order coffee.  There is a list of his favorite foodie haunts and recipes so you can recreate the flavors of Paris chez-vous. A bonus of useful information for anyone planning a trip but also a delicious read for anyone with a sweet tooth and the ache for French cuisine.

Susannah


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