Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the first settlement on the banks of the Seine to the occupation of World War II, Paris has seen it all over the centuries.Â This novel tells the story of several families – some aristocratic, some working class – who have called the city home from the Middle Ages until now.
I’ve read this author’s London book so I was familiar with the general set up of his multi-generational stories.Â This story did not take place in strict chronological order so it was a bit more confusing.Â Several of the characters had the same name so you had to pay close attention to make sure you understood which of them he was referring to.
In this book you learn about the building of the Eiffel Tower and how it was disabled before Hitler arrived to visit.Â You hear about the massacre of the Knights Templar and the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution.Â You go into a high class brothel in World War II and learn about the French Resistance.
I’m looking forward to reading more of this author’s works.
Oooh, that sounds like a good book. I’m reading Close My Eyes by Sophie Mckenzie.
Sounds quite good. THANKS for sharing.
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I have been thinking about trying Rutherford out. This sounds pretty interesting!!
And your dog is adorable! Freckles reminds me of my Penny, but Penny is an English Setter. So, kind of similar. Lol.
Am not familiar with Rutherford’s work, but must check him out.
That book does sound intriguing. I am really interested in his book about London too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
I just know I’d love that book 😉 A fellow blogger just read it, while she was vacationing in Paris! How great would that be?
Oh, I’m so happy to read your review of this book today. It just arrived for me at the library! Glad to know you liked it so much.
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Oh wow… that sounds like an interesting book to read.