Part-Time Parisian

by John Pearce, author of Last Stop: Paris and Treasure of Saint-Lazare

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The miniature Statues of Liberty in Paris

Everyone who’s taken a Bateau Mouche ride on the Seine has seen the copy of the Statue of Liberty installed on the Isle des Cygnes, near the Grenelle Bridge. While it is a miniature of the real statue, it’s no… Continue Reading →

Review: Joie de Vivre – an American living the Paris life

Forty-plus years of living in Paris, first as a student then as the wife of a well-known banker and historian, have given Harriet Welty Rochefort the ability to look at both sides of the French-American cultural divide with a sharp… Continue Reading →

A Red Ribbon award for Last Stop: Paris

Thanks to the people at the Wishing Shelf Awards for awarding Last Stop: Paris its “Red Ribbon Award” and “highly recommended” rating. Wishing Shelf is a British organization that manages an annual contest for indie-published books. Its judgments are crowd-sourced — that is, the… Continue Reading →

Watch an Intoxicating Vision of Paris

I use the Feedly app to bring in blog posts and RSS feeds from altogether too many sites, but one I always appreciate is Slate.com. Tonight, Feedly brought in an extraordinary, atmospheric Paris video. This one is exceptional – three… Continue Reading →

Shaping the finale of Last Stop: Paris

TWO YEARS AGO, when I had hardly started the writing of Last Stop: Paris, I was casting about for a good location to set the climactic, resolving scene. I needed a crowded urban site (not hard to find in Paris)… Continue Reading →

[Books] “Young Once,” by Patrick Modiano, “Marcel Proust for our time”

When Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2014 he was virtually unknown outside France. He is a prolific author, with 30 books published in French, but very few had been translated into English. Yale University press… Continue Reading →

Author interview on BookGoodies

BookGoodies, a well-known site for promoting books, was nice enough to do an interview with me this week. For your general edification, you can find it here. Here’s one of the questions they asked — how I write. (If you’re… Continue Reading →

Is it the same size, or what?

Optical illusions have long been a key part of the magician’s toolkit. Here’s a really good illustration of how and why they work. BBC Academy trainer Mark Blanc-Settle hit the Twitter jackpot with a tweet on the “Jastrow Illusion” —… Continue Reading →

Review copies of Last Stop: Paris are still available

UPDATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Two copies are left. I found a few remaining paperback review copies of Last Stop: Paris, which I’ll make available to anyone who would like to read it and post a review on Amazon. If you aren’t… Continue Reading →

Water in Paris – a charming and informative series from FUSAC

If you’ve been visiting Paris for a long time, you’ll recognize FUSAC for what it used to be – a classified-ad service for expats looking for housing. It published a weekly magazine, but if you needed a place to stay,… Continue Reading →

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