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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: The Hidden World of Paris Atelier

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This is a delightful and informative book that will please piano lovers. It should be read in small bits, not at once as there is so much to digest. The author has, in addition to the information on pianos, given us a glimpse into the real Paris and the lives of its residents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    I loved every minute of this book. I have played the piano all

    I loved every minute of this book. I have played the piano all my life, and lived in Paris for a couple of years, but this little book opened my eyes to more of both those worlds than I ever thought to look for. Maybe it was too much detail on some things for some readers, but not for me! I found myself absolutely transported.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I loved this book. It was entertaining, funny, and was educational as it included a lot of history of the development of the piano forte,and how pianos work. A must read for anyone who plays the piano or tries to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Makes me want to go to Paris and take lessons.

    Fantastic and addictive. Almost as good as being there.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Not recommended

    This book starts with such promise but it quickly disappoints. I play piano and also love Paris so I began to read this book with great anticipation. Unfortunately, the author feels the need to explain every detail and then restate it with copious adjectives and it becomes tedious to wade through. There are several chapters that have nothing to do with the story development but outline the history of the piano or how a piano creates sound. The characters, with the exception of Luc and Jos, are briefly introduced and poorly developed. There were so many opportunities to engage the reader in a story, but all I was left with was book that was monotonous and incomplete.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2001

    Paris, Pianos, and No Sour Notes

    This warm and charming memoir of a non-French Parisian's immersion in both Paris and the piano, gives great insight into the psychology of 'being French' as well as the near universal need to reconnect with early experience. Developing softly with the opening of a door of an atelier in a small street in a very French quartier, this book can not fail to bring pleasure and insight to the fortunate reader drawn to it.

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