“Ze French Do It Better: A Lifestyle Guide” is a witty insider guide to life in France. The book was recently reviewed for Bonjour Paris.
Category: Book Highlights
Madame Clicquot, the “Grande Dame of Champagne,” took the reins of her husband’s wine business when she was widowed at the age of 27, despite the fact that women could not work or have a bank account at the time. However, under her leadership, she revolutionized the world of champagne — and her dreams were big.
In the late 1800s, French-American immigrants to the United States from Quebec were considered to be a threat because of their language and Roman Catholic beliefs. In his new book, David Vermette tells the stories of these individuals and families.
New York Times writer Elaine Sciolino’s book, “The Seine: The River That Made Paris,” explores the famous river “through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river’s light.”
Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris is a “beguiling group biography of three aristocratic salonnières of Parisian high society in the Belle Époque.
In today’s world where technological advancements are rapidly and significantly changing society on a continual basis, it’s hard to imagine a time when rail travel and mass book production were drivers of cultural globalization. In his latest book, The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture, author Orlando Figes explores how European […]