Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Paris Year by Janice MacLeod

After the first 10 pages or so of A Paris Year I pretty much decided that I wasn't going to post about this book.  The book at that point felt a bit kitsch.  But as I went on the book drew me in.

The author is also the illustrator and photographer Рthe book is very pretty indeed. But it also ends up catching the essence of Paris without being too clich̩'d.

The book has a lot of sly wit – the pages on Versailles had me in stitches.

There has been some criticism of some typo's and grammatical errors but that didn't worry me – the typeface and approach is meant to be like a personal journal – and whose personal journal is perfect?

I have also posted about the author's book - Paris Letters


  1. I'm glad you stuck through it! Sometimes it is worth sticking with it.

  2. I would have liked to have got this now because I am in the middle of planning a short Paris trip next month.


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