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A Woman of Note

A Woman of Note

Author(s): Carol M Cram

Location(s): Paris, Vienna

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1827-1838

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Virtuoso pianist Isabette Grüber captivates audiences in the salons and concert halls of early nineteenth-century Vienna. Yet in a profession dominated by men, Isabette longs to compose and play her own music—a secret she keeps from both her lascivious...

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After the Winter

After the Winter

Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel

Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with...

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An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy

Author(s): Robert Harris

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

Era(s): 1890s

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IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris – Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost. Paris, 1895: an army officer,...

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And the Show Went On

And the Show Went On

Author(s): Alan Riding

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): WW2

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In June 1940, Paris fell to the Nazis who made the world’s cultural capital their favourite entertainment ground. Music halls and cabarets thrived during the occupation, providing plenty of work for actors, singers and musicians – except for Jews....

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grk Takes Revenge

grk Takes Revenge

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): Paris

Era(s): Modern

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Tim and Natascha realise to their horror that Max has gone to Paris to confront their first adversary, Colonel Zinfandel, the dictator of Stanislavia. They rush after him, with their intrepid dog Grk. Will Max overstep the mark and...

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I Love You Too Much

I Love You Too Much

Author(s): Alicia Drake

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 20th Century

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I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. In the...

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Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Author(s): William Boyd

Location(s): Edinburgh, Paris, St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries

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This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is...

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Paris Echo

Paris Echo

Author(s): Sebastian Faulks

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Here is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan...

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PARIS NIGHTS MY YEAR AT THE MOULIN ROUGE

PARIS NIGHTS MY YEAR AT THE MOULIN ROUGE

Author(s): Cliff Simon, Loren Stephens

Location(s): Paris, South Africa, Sweden

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1989-1990

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“ holds a loving regard for both Africa and Paris, expounding on the various riches of both lands… the Paris lights and what they bestowed upon the author will mesmerize the reader.” —Manhattan Book Review Little did Cliff...

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Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens

Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens

Author(s): Jean-Christophe Napais

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Quiet Corners of Paris is a beautifully illustrated peek into eighty-one often overlooked, always beautiful, locales: hidden villas, winding lanes, little-known 19th-century passages, serene gardens, and cobblestone courtyards. Some of the places have breathtaking views, others are filled with...

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