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Seven hundred years of history interwoven with the stories of fi
Substantial in both information and page count, Rutherford has again created a sweeping book that manages to provide a ‘feel’ of the city and the time as strongly as it informs the reader about the City of Lights. Having been a fan of Paris for many years, with relatives who live in the city, the areas were familiar, even when the history that was an intrinsic element to the area was not.
Weaving through time the story never loses that underlying fascination and love for the city that was the centerpiece, backdrop and even breathing character in the stories that explore the history. Adding to the dimensions of understanding and feeling for the city is the detail of the differing perspectives from the characters and families that are used to illustrate the events, providing a contrast and sense of immediate impact that removes it from the annals of the distant past.
This is my first encounter with this author’s work, and it will not be my last. I appreciate the fact that the city is in the forefront and becomes a character that will feed your inner travel bug. As a city Paris does breathe, there is magic in the streets and air: in this book, there is a sense and understanding of her raison d'être and why she is so beloved.
I received an eBook copy from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Not the Author`s Besr
posted by 6390381 on April 30, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 30, 2013
Not the Author`s Besr
Definitely not the author`s best work•would be better if chapters were in chronological order instead of skipping around. But need to include if collector of this author or anyone else who writes a la Miichener.
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Posted May 4, 2013
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