Monday, May 18, 2009

True Pleasures by Lucinda Holdforth

Meet the dazzling women of Paris; from Colette to Nancy Mitford; Marie Antoinette to Coco Chanel; Napoleon's Josephine to Edith Wharton. Rule-breakers and style-setters, these women were utterly diverse, yet they shared one common passion - Paris, the world's headquarters of style and fashion. [From the publisher]

This book is part travelogue, part history, part self-reflection. It provides a view of Paris that is away from the usual tourist haunts. An enjoyable read for anyone who has visited Paris or would like to.
Rating - I give this 3/5 Not bad!
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Reviewed by Julie @ Wendouree Library

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