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The Paris Hours by Alex George
Historical fiction

The Paris Hours

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by Alex George

Quick take

Is there anything dreamier than artists in 1920s Paris? Between these pages, you can almost smell the croissants.

Good to know

  • Romance

  • Nonlinear timeline

  • Sad

  • Real-life characters

Why I love it

As both a reader and a baker, I am always drawn to stories that appeal to all of the senses—and there are few times in history that draw me in more than 1920s Paris. Think beautiful gardens, freshly baked bread, cold and crisp wine… not to mention its bounty of talented artists and performers. So I was thrilled to journey to the streets of Paris once again in this novel about the people whose pass...

Synopsis

Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city’s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they’ve lost.

Camille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret: when she was asked to burn her employer’s notebooks, she saved one for herself. Now she is desperate...

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    April 2020