The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs Sciolino, Elaine

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

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Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favourite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs", Sciolino explains as she celebrates the area's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the levelling effects of globalisation, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure.

Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its 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 majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780393242379
BY (AUTHOR) Sciolino, Elaine
PUBLISHER : WW Norton & Co PUBLICATION DATE : November 02, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : WW Norton & Co
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 218 mm x 150 mm
WEIGHT : 475 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure

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DESCRIPTION : Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favourite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs", Sciolino explains as she celebrates the area's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the levelling effects of globalisation, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its 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 majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780393242379 BY (AUTHOR) Sciolino, Elaine PUBLISHER : WW Norton & Co PUBLICATION DATE : November 02, 2015 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : WW Norton & Co LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 218 mm x 150 mm WEIGHT : 475 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure * This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.