Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris … by Graham Robb
While I am in away Paris… I thought you might like to read about it!
Graham Robb’s new book is so richly pleasurable that you feel it might emit a warm glow if you left it in a dark room. Essentially it is a collection of true stories, culled from Robb’s insatiable historical reading and lit by his imagination. He has the passion of a naturalist displaying a wall of rare butterflies or a cabinet of exotic corals, but his specimens are all human and walked the streets of Paris at some point between the French revolution and now…[A] generous and humane book. (John Carey - The Times [London] )
$19. Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 26, 2010) Amazon.com