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The Mad Women’s Ball

The Mad Women’s Ball
  • Author(s): Victoria Mas
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1885

‘Enter the danse of this little masterpiece and let yourself be dazzled. Assured of hitting the bestseller lists’ The Parisian; ‘Essential reading’ Cosmopolitan ‘A lovely, moving first novel, a cri de Coeur against the condition of women in this...

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
  • Author(s): Lucette Lagnado
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Cairo, Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1950s, 1960s

In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on...

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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
  • Author(s): Georges Simenon
  • Location(s): Netherlands, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

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The Margot Affair

The Margot Affair
  • Author(s): Sanaë Lemoine
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

French teenager Margot is the illegitimate daughter of a prominent stage actress and an influential politician. The comings and goings of their unconventional family, in a small Parisian apartment, cast her whole life under a veil of secrecy and...

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The Metropolis Case

The Metropolis Case
  • Author(s): Matthew Gallaway
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Contemporary, 1860s

From the smoky music halls of 1860s Paris to the tumbling skyscrapers of twenty-first-century New York, a sweeping tale of passion, music, and the human heart’s yearning for connection. Martin is a forty-year-old lawyer who, despite his success, feels...

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The Mona LIsa Speaks

The Mona LIsa Speaks
  • Author(s): Christopher Angel
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Brilliant & confident Robertson Ross, an outdoorsy Canadian computer expert hired to update the Louvre’s security system, falls in love with Mathilde, a classic beauty & cultured Parisian art dealer. But, when he discovers that she’s deeply in debt...

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The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Rewrote My Life

The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Rewrote My Life
  • Author(s): David Oates
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Living in Paris for a winter and a spring and waking each morning to a view of Notre Dame, David Oates is led to revise his life story from one of trudging and occasional woe into one punctuated by...

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The Museum of Broken Promises

The Museum of Broken Promises
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
  • Location(s): Paris, Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1986/current day

Laure, a half English, half French woman, sets up a museum in Paris, the Museum of Broken Promises. People come with objects to donate, which represent promises broken by themselves or others. Every day she listens to people recount...

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The Nightingale

The Nightingale
  • Author(s): Kristin Hannah
  • Location(s): Paris, France
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW22

Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World...

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The Oracle Glass

The Oracle Glass
  • Author(s): Judith Merkle Riley
  • Location(s): Versailles, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th Century

Her ability to see the future may prevent her from living in the present… For a handful of gold, Madame de Morville will read your future in a glass of swirling water. You’ll believe her, because you know she’s...

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