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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 23mm | 398g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393353400
  • 9780393353402
  • 79,363

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"...she [Sciolino] is a dedicated reporter, determined to uncover something new, and her pleasure in observing the little life of her surroundings is infectious." -- The Spectator "...you will enjoy her sumptuous eye for detail... Sciolino has captured the bouquet of her dream street, and even the most cynical reader will find moments of beguilement." -- The Best Books of 2016 - The Daily Telegraph
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About Elaine Sciolino

Elaine Sciolino is a contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Only Street in Paris. She has lived in Paris since 2002.
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2,433 ratings
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3 30% (740)
2 7% (172)
1 2% (44)
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