new Paris books

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you can never have too many Paris books. I am finding this one really intriguing because it is almost all illustrations. Really nice detailed line drawings. The kind you can look at and study for a long time. It is a nice over-sized almost square format which is quite satisfying too. I am like a kid with a picture book with this one.

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A brilliant souvenir of the City of Light for people of all ages, back in print for the first time in forty years. In the early 1960s, Robinson, an illustrator celebrated for his drawings of buildings, documented Paris in his signature style. More than forty years after its original publication, Paris, Line by Line returns to print. Page after page is filled with Robinson's beautiful, precise drawings: be it an aerial view of the Right Bank, the hustle and bustle of the Champs-Élysées, or a show at the Moulin Rouge, Robinson's meticulous recreations perfectly capture what makes Paris such a beloved destination. From a Latin Quarter restaurant to the quays of the Seine; from a parade through the Arc de Triomphe to arrivals at the Gare du Nord; from strollers in the Tuileries to the crowds in Place Pigalle, Parisians and tourists alike will savor this panoramic souvenir, which uniquely celebrates the elegance, excitement, and spirit of the City of Light. - Random House


(Broadway) Like so many others, I dreamed about living in Paris ever since I first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, I moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all my worldly belongings into three suitcases, I arrived, hopes high, at my new apartment in Paris.

But I soon discovered it’s a different world en France.

From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men’s footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything, to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is my story of how I came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet quirky city.

The Sweet Life in Paris was a finalist in the Best Literary Writing category, in the 2010 Cuisinart/International Association of Culinary Professionals awards.

I can't wait to start this book!