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  • ONLY STREET IN PARIS : Life on the Rue Des Martyrs

    ONLY STREET IN PARIS : Life on the Rue Des Martyrs
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    ISBN: 9780393353402
    Title: ONLY STREET IN PARIS : Life on the Rue Des Martyrs
    Author: SCIOLINO ELAINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris.


    Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents - the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers - making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty.

    The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $26.99

    • Price: $26.99
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