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alisonrose
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I def learned a hell of a lot about Paris and its history, so obviously that‘s a plus for a nonfiction book. A lot of it was fascinating & written in an accessible way, & I loved the art & maps from the time period (17th to 18th centuries). The author did have a tendency to repeat herself by rearranging words, & I wish there was a bit more depth on some topics, bit less on others. But it‘s fun & informative & a good one for any Francophile. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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I definitely want to be super annoying and start referring to sidewalks as TROTTOIRS from now on.

KendallHershey Lol I support this resolution 2d
alisonrose @KendallHershey 👍🏻 🚶‍♀️ 2d
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Then came the siege, and those who had censored the press left the city more or less to its own devices. Parlement repeatedly issued decrees warning printers that they had to ask permission to publish, but in such hectic times, formal procedure all but ceased to exist. A press more free than ever before sprang up almost as quickly as those barricades. Its focus was the here and now, delivered the sooner the better.

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alisonrose

At the same time, something less tangible was also invented: “Paris” as one of those rare words to possess a true mystique and be imbued with a particular atmosphere and an aura of desirability.

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alisonrose
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My next selection for #nonfictionnovember, for the DESIGN prompt. I have never and—unless they invent 1000% safe and painless teleportation—will never visit Paris (or.........anywhere else), but I‘ve always had such a strong affinity for it and everything else to do with France. Je t‘adore de loin, et je suis content d‘avoir des livres qui m‘aident rêver. (I probably made a few errors there. C‘est la vie!) ???? #nowreading

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Suelizbeth
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This is the 2nd Chief Inspector Adamsberg in the series. It is a whirlwind of a mystery/thriller with a whiplash of an ending. I was completely baffled right up to the reveal. I loved the characters and the environs. If you want a picture of the French Alps, there are vivid descriptions. There might be a werewolf. Read it, and find out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CarolynM I've read a few of these. They're good🙂 3d
Suelizbeth @CarolynM I stumbled on them by accident and really fell for them. 😻 2d
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vlwelser
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This was excellent. Great skincare advice from an expert.

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Jerdencon
The Winemaker's Wife | Kristin Harmel
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Really enjoying this one so far!

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veritysalter
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#NamasteNovember The lavender makes up this #PurpleCover book. The follow up to Peter Mayle‘s excellent ‘A Year in Provence‘ - when I‘m feeling cold and down, I like to read these and imagine living in the South of France.

Scochrane26 Beautiful cover. I would love to visit the south of France sometime. 4d
Eggs Gorgeous 💜💜💜 4d
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Conservio
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Eeeee! This was SO good! The 3rd in the Dr. Greta Helsing is definitely my favorite. I loved seeing more of the medical side of Dr. Helsing. I love love the idea of a mummy private clinic/spa and a hospital in Hell.

A solid 5/5 for me!

#supernaturaldoctor #mummies #heavenandhell #vampires #medicine

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