Paris in Love

A Memoir

Author: Eloisa James

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812981901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Chronicles the year that the author and her family lived in Paris, describing her walking tours of the city, her school-age children's attempts to navigate foreign language schools, and her thoughts on the pleasures of French living.

Paris in Love

Author: Eloisa James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889223

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 1359

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A New York Times Bestseller. After years of living vicariously through the heroines in her novels, bestselling author Eloisa James takes a leap that most of us can only daydream about. She sells her house, leaves her job as a Shakespeare professor, and packs her husband and two protesting children off to Paris. Grand plans are abandoned as she falls under the spell of daily life as a Parisienne exquisite food, long walks by the Seine, reading in bed, displays of effortless chic around every corner, and being reminded of what really matters in a place where people seem to kiss all the time. Against one of the world s most picturesque backdrops, she copes with her Italian husband s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools not to mention puberty in a foreign language; and her formidable mother-in-law, Marina, who believes dogs should be fed prosciutto and wives should live in the kitchen. An irresistible love letter to a city that will make you want to head there, Paris in Love is also a joyful testament to the pleasures of savouring life.

Paris in Love

Author: Eloisa James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889223

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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After years of living vicariously through the heroines in her novels, bestselling author Eloisa James takes a leap that most of us can only daydream about. She sells her house, leaves her job as a Shakespeare professor, and packs her husband and two protesting children off to Paris. Grand plans are abandoned as she falls under the spell of daily life as a Parisienne — exquisite food, long walks by the seine, reading in bed, displays of effortless chic around every corner, and being reminded of what really matters in a place where people seem to kiss all the time. Against one of the world’s most picturesque backdrops, she copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools — not to mention puberty — in a foreign language; and her formidable mother-in-law, marina, who believes dogs should be fed prosciutto and wives should live in the kitchen. An irresistible love letter to a city that will make you want to head there, Paris in Love is also a joyful testament to the pleasures of savouring life.

Paris in Love

Author: Nichole Robertson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452140944

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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A pair of scarlet-rimmed coffee cups, two glasses of Bordeaux, light glowing rosily from a street lamp, a bouquet of bright red flowers—Nichole Robertson's follow-up to the beloved Paris in Color captures the hidden corners and secret moments that make Paris the most romantic city in the world. A love letter in rouge to the City of Light, Paris in Love is the perfect valentine for anyone who adores Paris!

Paris: A Love Story

Author: Kati Marton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

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Recounts how the author's marriages to Peter Jennings and the late Richard Holbrooke were shaped by the beauty and allure of Paris, where she found love and healing against a backdrop of historical events.

From Paris, With Love

Author: Samantha Tonge

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472096363

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2020

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From the bestselling author of Doubting Abbey Every girl dreams of hearing those four magical words Will you marry me? But no-one tells you what’s supposed to happen next...

From Paris With Love This Christmas

Author: Jules Wake

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008164312

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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‘A delicious Christmas delight’ – Katie Fforde ‘All the best things about Christmas wrapped into one gorgeous, romantic read’ – Phillipa Ashley, author of Christmas at the Cornish Cafe The gorgeous, Christmassy feel-good follow up to the Summer best-seller ‘From Italy With Love’.

For Paris with Love & Squalor

Author: Mj Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942762249

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Floating in time between 2015 and 1944, this novel both celebrates and laments exalted hopes and broken dreams. The narrator is a sentient, unique, dying woman in hospice who "talks out" her memories via the cassette tapes that her favorite caregiver loyally provides. The heart of her tale revolves around being in the Women's Army Corps (the WACs) between 1943-1945, when she had two life-transforming encounters with a soldier named Jerry. They're both products of their time, in love with MGM musicals and the great Swing Bands, and also much influenced by the best writers of their epoch. We know "Jerry," of course, as J. D. Salinger. But in this novel, we're presented with a wartime, uniformed, pre-fame, pre-"Catcher" G. I. Salinger. And from their chance meeting in the fall of 1943 (when they witness a final stateside performance by Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band in New York) to a brief reunion in Liberated Paris in the waning days of August 1944 (where an older, exhausted Hemingway blesses the young, aspiring Salinger), our narrator conjures up the echoes of an era. With her own life winding down during one season in hospice, the war years (and so much more) are always on her mind. This narrative is her testimonial, on behalf of her generation. "We share not only the narrator's memories, but also her passion for literature, for music, and for film; plus her insightful zest for life that leads to a love affair with one of the great authors of the 20th century. A smart and poignant journey through a life well-lived...at once lighthearted and bittersweet." --Kenneth Slawenski, International bestselling author of J. D. Salinger: A Life "The plucky heroine of this inventive novel may be paralyzed and dying, but her vibrant mind is a treasury of her generation's politics and culture, especially its popular music. I found myself singing along with her on every page." --Hilma Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of An Available Man, Summer Reading, The Doctor's Daughter, In the Flesh, and other novels "M. J. Moore proves that not all compelling, worthwhile stories about WWII have yet been told or imagined..."--Erica Heller, author of Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, The Apthorp was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22

Paris to the Moon

Author: Adam Gopnik

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 1743346069

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The finest book on France in recent years - Alain de Botton, New York Times Book ReviewA conscientious, scrupulously savvy American husband and father meets contemporary France, and fireworks result, lighting up not just the Eiffel Tower - John Updike

Petite Anglaise

Author: Catherine Sanderson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385673213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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“When Tadpole was born, I spent a sleepless night on the maternity ward gazing intently into her inky, newborn eyes, grappling to come to terms with the indisputable fact that this was an actual person looking back at me, not just a version of Mr. Frog, or me, or both, in miniature. From the outset she seemed to know what she wanted, and I realized I could have no inkling of the paths she would choose to follow. But if I watch her life unfold carefully enough, perhaps I will see clear signposts pointing to who or what she will become. Because when I look backward, ransacking my own past for clues with the clarity that only hindsight can bring, a series of defining moments do stand out. Moments charged with significance; snapshots of myself which, if I join the dots together, lead me unswervingly to where I stand today: from French, to France, to Paris, and to Petite Anglaise.” [ed. note - excerpted from Petite Anglaise, p.4] Catherine Sanderson has a beautiful bilingual daughter, an authentic French boyfriend, and a Paris apartment with bohemian charm. She has what she has always wanted — a life in France. Growing up in Yorkshire amidst a traditional family, Catherine had set her sights on a different life — a life that would immerse her in an exotic language and culture. From grammar school French lessons to teaching English in Normandy and finally to a permanent job in Paris, she was determined that France would be the place she would call home. But now that she does, things are not so idyllic. Catherine wonders just when her life in Paris turned from wine to vinegar: She’s stuck in a dead-end administrative job, her relationship with her boyfriend has settled into a dreary routine, and the birth of their daughter has not helped to reignite the dying fire of her relationship. The remedy to her dissatisfaction arrives in the morning headlines. While scanning the news of the day, Catherine becomes intrigued by a story profiling an internet diarist. After exploring one blog after another, and in one exhilarating moment, Catherine decides to create her own online persona, her jardin secret. At that moment, she is transformed from Catherine to Petite Anglaise, her boyfriend to Mr. Frog, her daughter to Tadpole, and her life to something she could never have predicted. What begins as a lighthearted diversion, a place to discuss the fish-out-of water challenges of ex-pat life in Paris, soon gives way to a raw forum for her to bare her most intimate secrets and impulsive desires. Thousands of readers log-on to the blog and are witness to the ever-widening gulf between Petite Anglaise and Mr. Frog. Those public revelations of her growing frustrations, which play out in each successive post, begin to surreptitiously yet irrevocably erode their relationship. From the Hardcover edition.

Sex and Love in Paris and Frisco

Author: Tim Desmondes

Publisher: The Nazca Plains Corporation

ISBN: 1610981170

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Ah, Paris! What do you think of immediately when you think of Paris? Sex, of course. French kisses, French ticklers, French dirty postcards...Tonie, a sexy sweetheart who has just graduated from high school in San Diego thought those same thoughts when her parents gave her a trip to Paris as a graduation present. When she got to Paris, what did she find? A dreamboat Sorbonne student who, when he met the American Girl in Paris thought...sex.In the most romantic city in the world, Tonie and Cyrille do it in the Latin Quarter, in the artist quarter of Montparnasse, even in the castle of Versailles. He teaches her French style. She teaches him American style. It's an international sex riot.Ah, Frisco! What do you think of immediately when you think of San Francisco? Sex, of course. The City by the Bay is the most open city in America for sexual expression. Rex arrives in Frisco from Seattle with all his genitals intact. But because of a bizarre misunderstanding, three sex-starved honeys get the impression he's ball-less. Does Rex take playful advantage of the girls' curiosity to discover whether he's hung or not? Would you?Meanwhile, down in the Barbary Coast neighborhood of Frisco, Flaming Mame, the notorious stacked stripper, discovers there's a mad sex fiend running loose in town. What happens when stripper meets sex fiend? Read the book and prepare yourself for a surprise.

Paris by the Book

A Novel

Author: Liam Callanan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110198628X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris. Heading off in search of its author, a mother and her daughters find themselves in France, rescuing a failing bookstore and drawing closer to unexpected truths. Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband. . . . When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris. Hoping to uncover clues--and her husband--Leah sets off for France with her girls. Upon their arrival, she discovers an unfinished manuscript, one Robert had been writing without her knowledge . . . and that he had set in Paris. The Eady women follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell. The whole store? Today? Yes, but Leah's biggest surprise comes when she hears herself accepting the offer on the spot. As the family settles into their new Parisian life, they can't help but trace the literary paths of some beloved Parisian classics, including Madeline and The Red Balloon, hoping more clues arise. But a series of startling discoveries forces Leah to consider that she may not be ready for what solving this mystery might do to her family--and the Paris she thought she knew. At once haunting and charming, Paris by the Book follows one woman's journey as her story is being rewritten, exploring the power of family and the magic that hides within the pages of a book.

Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down

Author: Rosecrans Baldwin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429942738

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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A self-described Francophile from when he was little, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed of living in Paris—drinking le café, eating les croissants, walking in les jardins—so when an opportunity presented itself to work for an advertising agency in Paris, he couldn't turn it down. Despite the fact that he had no experience in advertising. And despite the fact that he barely spoke French. After an unimaginable amount of red tape and bureaucracy, Rosecrans and his wife packed up their Brooklyn apartment and left the Big Apple for the City of Light. But when they arrived, things were not eactly what Rosecrans remembered from a family vacation when he was nine years old. Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down is a nimble comic account of observing the French capital from the inside out. It is an exploration of the Paris of Sarkozy, text-message romances, smoking bans, and a McDonald's beneath the Louvre—the story of an American who arrives loving Paris all out of proportion, but finds life there to be completely unlike what he expected. Over eighteen months, Rosecrans must rely on his dogged American optimism to get him through some very unromantic situations—at work (writing booklets on how to breast-feed, raise, and nurture children), at home (trying to finish writing his first novel in an apartment surrounded on all sides by construction workers), and at every confusing French dinner party in between. An offbeat update to the expat canon, Paris, I Love You is a book about a young man finding his preconceptions replaced by the oddities of a vigorous, nervy city—which is just what he needs to fall in love with Paris for the second time.

Wilde in Love

Author: Eloisa James

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349409030

Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Page: 416

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One of Cosmopolitan's Best Books of 2017! 'Eloisa James is extraordinary.' People Magazine 'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James.' Julia Quinn The first book in Eloisa James's dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and charm. Things are about to get Wilde . . . Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche. Willa presents the fa�ade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper. Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He's never lost a battle. But a spirited woman like Willa isn't going to make it easy . . . Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and of Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses

Paris in the Present Tense

Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715652907

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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By the bestselling author of Winter’s Tale and A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin’s powerful new novel is set in Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour – a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust – must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life – days bright with music, family, rowing on the Seine – Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and to find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, Helprin forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth. In the exhilarating beauty of its prose and evocative storytelling, Helprin’s Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement; a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory.

Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

Author: Elizabeth Bard

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0732288789

Category: Americans

Page: 391

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Part love story, part wine splattered cook book, a delicious fish out of water story for any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life.

Foreign Tongue

A Novel of Life and Love in Paris

Author: Vanina Marsot

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780061673665

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Paris, the storybook capital of romance—of strolls down cobblestone streets and kisses by the Seine—may not be the ideal location to mend a wounded heart. But pragmatic professional writer Anna, who has been unlucky in love in L.A., has come here with keys to her aunt's empty apartment. Bilingual and blessed with dual citizenship, she seeks solace in the delectable pastries, in the company of old friends, and in her exciting new job: translating a mysterious, erotic French novel by an anonymous author. Intrigued by the story, and drawn in by the mystery behind the book, Anna soon finds herself among the city's literati—and in the arms of an alluring Parisian—as she resolves to explore who she is . . . in both cultures.

Paris in Color

Author: Nichole Robertson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113564

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Take a journey through the world's most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book. An orange café chair, bright blue bicycles against a fence, a weathered white door—Nichole Robertson's sumptuous photographs of the distinctive details of Paris, all arranged by color, evoke a sense of serendipitous discovery and celebrate the city as never before. At once a work of art and a window into the heart of the city, Paris in Color will surprise and delight those who love art, design, color, and, of course, Paris!

April in Paris

Author: Michael Wallner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848549695

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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When people on Paris's bustling streets look at Michael Roth, they see little more than a Parisian student, a quietly spoken young man with a book under his arm, handsome but guarded. What they do not realize is that he is carrying a painful secret, one that he cannot even reveal to the woman he loves. For Michael is no ordinary Frenchman but a German. He has been sent to Paris to assist the Nazis in dealing with Resistance fighters. Desperate to escape his daily life, he steals into the world of the oppressed Parisians, and into the path of Chantal. But as Michael falls for the bookseller's beautiful daughter, he discovers that a person's past always catches up with them. Soon he will be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice and choose between his country, his life and his destiny. Daring, romantic and of exceptional quality, April in Paris is an extraordinary love story which will stay with you long after its final pages.