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How Paris travel guide city-lit Paris helps you find the best books on Paris for your city-break
A very different travel guide, city-lit Paris contains over 60 writers on all the sights, sounds and flavours of Paris, past and present - ideal for city-breaks and everyone who loves Paris. It's also the perfect companion to more conventional guides
By: Oxygen Books
In city-lit Paris you can discover ...
Gertrude Stein on the origins of the croissant.
Julian Barnes on how life begins in Paris
Joanne Harris on chocolate in Montmartre
Alex Kapranos on the best steak in the city
Kate Muir wearing red shoes in the Musee Rodin
Agnes Poirier enjoying the lure of the Paris cafe
Marcel Proust choosing the perfect erotic moment
Victor Hugo describing the view from the top of Notre-Dame
Faiza Guene on not going up the Eiffel Tower
and much, much more.
city-lit Paris editor and author of An Everywhere: a little book about reading and Miranda Road, Heather Reyes has selected la creme of writing on all things Parisian - from food, sights and love to famous Parisians, historic moments and Paris at night. Read too a characteristically acerbic but affectionate introduction by A Year in the Merde author Stephen Clarke specially written for the book.
The city-lit Paris team has also compiled a list of the best books on Paris for Guardian Travel
The Times has called the title 'superb ...it's like having your own iPod loaded with different tomes, except with the best passages, bite-sized chunks, just perfect to dip into.'
city-lit Paris is available now, £9.99, Paperback Original, Oxygen Books.
Find out more about the series which includes Berlin, New York, Istanbul, London, Amsterdam, St Petersburg, Venice and Dublin at http://www.oxygenbooks.co.uk