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John Pearce

Full House for Adrian Leeds’s Après-Midi book presentation

Once a month, Adrian Leeds holds a two-hour book presentation and social gathering upstairs at a café near her home in the Marais, in Paris.

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Paris
John Pearce

Review: Four-Finger Singer and his Late Wife, Kate

Five stars – beautifully written, imaginative, a delight to read This book will appeal to three kinds of readers: those who admire good writing, those

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Paris
John Pearce

Book Review: The Gardener of Eden, by David Downie

Anyone who has lived in a small town may have seen Carverville, Downie’s fictional Cannery Row, which is now an economic desert whose salmon fishery and lumber industries were sacrificed to clearcutting and environmental plunder.

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Books
John Pearce

30-SECOND BOOK REVIEWS

Updated Nov. 20, 2018, with these new books: ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder (non-fiction) FLY BY NIGHT (Jammer Davis

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John Pearce

Veterans Day 1972 at Checkpoint Charlie

My most indelible memory of the holiday we Americans call Veterans Day happened 46 years ago when Jan and I passed through Checkpoint Charlie into

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John Pearce

The Story Behind Treasure of Saint-Lazare

For the last few months I’ve been casting about for some way to answer the question I’ve heard from a dozen or so readers of the

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John Pearce

The Paris Métro Map Gets a New Look

THE PARIS MÉTRO map changed countless times since the first line opened in 1900. The current version, highly stylized, has been around so long it

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Paris
John Pearce

FINDING PEGASUS AUDIOBOOK NOW AVAILABLE

The audiobook version of FINDING PEGASUS is complete and available on either Amazon or Audible.com. Adam Barr did an outstanding job as narrator, with a

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Paris
John Pearce

Sophie’s walk across the Île de la Cité, kickoff to my novel Finding Pegasus

SOPHIE LEROUX’S WALK across the Seine is one of the important early scenes in my new novel Finding Pegasus.The scene traces her walk across the Île

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John Pearce

Early raves for Finding Pegasus

“In Finding Pegasus, John Pearce once again spins a captivating tale of spies, assassinations, derring-do and sex (very tastefully done!) which takes us from Miami

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Paris
John Pearce

Review: Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse

When you look back over Art Hittner’s busy life it’s clear where this great and sprawling story came from. In addition to his decades-long career

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Paris
John Pearce

THE THIRD EDDIE GRANT NOVEL NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER OR REVIEWS

A thousand thanks to all my readers who have contributed blurbs for Finding Pegasus.  Review copies are available now, and the Kindle version is online for

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Books
John Pearce

Review: The Old Bridge, a thriller by Andrew Turpin

[cn-social-icon] The genocidal Bosnian war of the nineties has faded from Western consciousness. Not many people remember the brutal days when Sarajevo had to hang

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Books
John Pearce

Review: F is for France — making sense of its ways, A to Z

[cn-social-icon] I came late to this amusing and informative book, I’m sorry to say. It’s an amazingly detailed compilation and exploration of what the French

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Food
John Pearce

Review: “If I flipped a franc, it would land on something worth swallowing”

“If I flipped a franc, it would land on something worth swallowing,” David Downie writes of his arrival in Paris in 1976. He remembers, as

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Paris
John Pearce

The intersection of Rossini & Trump

Do you love opera? Do you love Trump? Don’t miss this parody from Scroll.in. Trump meets the opera. Is there any doubt who will win?

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