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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
  • Author(s): Lauren Elkin
  • Location(s): London, New York City (NYC), Paris, Tokyo, Venice
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘Flâneuse , noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur , an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.’ If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia – then...

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Forbidden Circles

Forbidden Circles
  • Author(s): Vee Williams Garcia
  • Location(s): Paris, Washington DC
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 1920s

It’s 1925, and the Harlem Renaissance has expanded to cities beyond New York. Black writers, musicians, and artists are in vogue and think they can do anything. Nora Johnson, a honey yellow-skinned Howard University instructor, is no exception. Desiring...

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Forever Paris

Forever Paris
  • Author(s): David W Cox, Jacques Lebor
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Monuments, museums, neighborhoods, streets, squares, parks and gardens – all you could ever wish to know about Paris

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French Exit

French Exit
  • Author(s): Patrick deWitt
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Frances Price – tart widow, possessive mother and Upper East Side force of nature – is in dire straits, beset by scandal. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then...

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French Kissing

French Kissing
  • Author(s): Lynne Shelby
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Anna is English and lives in London. Alexandre is French and lives in Paris. They have been penfriends for fifteen years – since they met on a school exchange trip. When Alex’s work as a photographer brings him to...

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French Restoration

French Restoration
  • Author(s): Sara Claridge
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Chantal Chevalier is determined to win the interior design contract for Chateau Vauquelin, if only to stop wealthy hotelier Alex Kirkwood from destroying its magical splendour and turning the place into a bland playground for the rich and famous....

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Fresh Air and Empty Streets

Fresh Air and Empty Streets
  • Author(s): Oliver Cable
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Fifteen years after Alexander left his wife and young child to pursue the life of an artist in Paris, his son Felix is on his doorstep, looking for answers. On a journey through smoky jazz bars, artists’ studios and...

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Geography Of The Heart

Geography Of The Heart
  • Author(s): Fenton Johnson
  • Location(s): Kentucky, Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

In this poignant memoir, the author interweaves two fascinating stories: his own upbringing as the youngest of nine children of a Kentucky whiskey maker and that of his lover Larry Rose, the only child of German Jews, survivors of...

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Going After Cacciato

Going After Cacciato
  • Author(s): Tim O'Brien
  • Location(s): Paris, Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Vietnam War and aftermath

Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciatocaptures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier...

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Gourmet Rhapsody

Gourmet Rhapsody
  • Author(s): Muriel Barbery
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Gastro
  • Era(s): Modern

A French food critic faces his mortality in an “entertaining and witty” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’. In the heart of Paris, in the same posh building made famous in ‘The...

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