Paris book recommendations? (fiction)

Jul 12th, 2010, 05:32 AM
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'Foreign Tongue" by Vanina Morsot was a fun read.
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Jul 12th, 2010, 08:47 AM
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I enjoyed Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes - Elizabeth Bard.

And of course My Life in France.
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Jul 13th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Wonderful suggestions, thank you all! When I said I didn't want non-fiction, I meant that I didn't want travel guides or facts about the architectural styles and those kinds of things. All of the suggestions sound like exactly what I want, and I'm going to enjoy going through Barnes and Noble and adding several of these to my iPad!
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Jul 13th, 2010, 05:51 PM
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Cara Black is the way to go - the new one is Murder in the Palais Royal - the first book is Murder in the Marais.. All are great mysteries and make me miss Paris as I read them
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Jul 13th, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Don't bother reading The Same River Twice that I mentioned above; despite a good review in NYT, it is a highly implausible tale, even for a crime story, and the dialogue is ridiculous. Takes place in Paris and places are mentioned as one might "name drop". Disappointing.
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Jul 14th, 2010, 05:06 AM
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And what about The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris? As she calls it herself - "not a sequel but a continuation to Chocolat" It is on of my favourites.
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Jul 14th, 2010, 05:55 AM
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The Christian Science Monitor just reviewed the new nonfiction book by Graham Robb, "Parisians: An adventure history of Paris." It sounds like just the thing to read before your first or your latest trip to Paris.
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Sep 16th, 2010, 06:37 AM
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Sep 16th, 2010, 06:54 AM
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nobody mentionned the Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) but with this worldwide best-seller, you will visit Paris, Versailles and the country side. When in Paris the itinerary is easy to follow and discover places tourists don't usually see.
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Sep 16th, 2010, 07:07 AM
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Sarah's Key
Maigret mysteries
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Sep 16th, 2010, 08:17 PM
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I agree on Lunch in Paris...just started it two days ago and it really makes me wish I was there.
For more mystery/thriller The Paris St Denis and more; plus a historic Napoleon story woven it

I also just finished Marie Antoinette, the journeby Antonia Fraser for some true historical aspect
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Sep 16th, 2010, 08:27 PM
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog.
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Sep 16th, 2010, 09:54 PM
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Oh, Sarah's Key is so moving. I couldn't put it down. Try it.
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Sep 19th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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I must have been in a coma on my previous reply..

The mystery/thriller is The Paris Vendetta (by Steve Barry)

The Marie Antoinette bio is Marie Antoinette, The Journey by Antonia Fraser

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Sep 19th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Swan, thank you for the correction on "Last Time I Saw Paris" film. The lead male was Van Johnson. Wasn't Elizabeth Taylor breathtaking in that film? If I recall in one scene she wears a smashing violet suit with a fur collar...
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Sep 20th, 2010, 04:12 AM
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what else but "my life in france", by julia child?
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Sep 20th, 2010, 04:28 AM
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Grandmere, I feel so much better now! I thought I was the only one who didn't appreciate Same River Twice!

Check ot Traveler's Tales Paris a collection of stories by Jan Morris, John Dunne and many others. Excellent stories cover all areas of Paris and various predicaments we can get ourselves into. Good insight into French nature
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