Patti describes this list as an 'amuse-bouche', and warns us that once you have begun "There is never any ending to Paris." It's far too late for me to read those words, I've been well and truly drawn in by Paris, and indeed there is never any end to Paris for me.
It does seem that I have lots of reading left to do...
Paris: The Secret History - Andrew Hussey
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Victor Hugo
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Suskind
Old Goriot - Honoré de Balzac
Missing Person - Patrick Modiano
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter or The Mandarins - Simone de Beauvoir
A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris - Lucinda Holdforth
This is Paris - Miroslav Sasek
Un Peu de Paris - Sempé
Writers in Paris - David Burke
A particularly dismal effort. I did take both Notre Dame de Paris and The Elegance of the Hedgehog to Paris on different trips but always spend too much time holidaying to get to reading much at all and so they remain unread.
I have only read one, Moveable Feast. Lots of books to add to my wish list. Thank you, Louise.
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