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The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00TMA91YA
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (November 2, 2015)
- Publication date : November 2, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 9777 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 311 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #318,636 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When Sciolino first came to Paris, she lived on the Rue de Bac, a very well-to-do street in the seventh. (If you've ever read "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," Rue de Grenelle - the street on which that book is set - shares a corner with the Rue de Bac). In time, her children grew up and moved out and she and her husband decided to downsize. Sciolino was very keen to move to the Rue des Martyrs, a street they had discovered shortly after they first moved to Paris. They finally found an apartment on the Rue Notre Dame de Lorette - technically, not the street she wanted, but her new home was only a matter of steps from her heart's desire. Through what she terms herself as "random acts of meddling", she came to know the street's inhabitants and shopkeepers, while she studied her new home's past in great detail. With this book, she shares the stories of the people she has come to know and the street she loves.
An affectionate and easily read book and the sections that were about the street's history were certainly informative. The book, however, is more about the street's people...though I can't help wondering how they felt about appearing in it.
It doesn't take much for me to pack a bag, buy a Eurostar ticket and plan a long weekend in Paris.
I've been on this street a few years back without knowing the incredible history and life stories behind all
the shop fronts. A good excuse to go back there very soon !!!
I want Elaine Sciolino at my next dinner party. I'm totally jealous of her Parisian life on the Rue des Martyrs.