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Paris, Paris

(2005)
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Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Elysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine.

Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equally incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris, and writing about the city he loves.  An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prose sketches of people, places and daily life, Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light ranges from the glamorous to the least-known corners and characters of the world's favorite city. 

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Praise for this book

"Perhaps the most evocative American book about Paris since A Moveable Feast." - Jan Morris


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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light
Author(s): David Downie
ISBN: 0-307-88608-5 / 978-0-307-88608-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light
Author(s): David Downie
ISBN: 0-9769251-0-9 / 978-0-9769251-0-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transatlantic Pr
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light
Author(s): David Downie
ISBN: 1-4829-2851-5 / 978-1-4829-2851-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light
Author(s): David Downie
ISBN: 1-4829-2849-3 / 978-1-4829-2849-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light
Author(s): David Downie
ISBN: 1-4829-2850-7 / 978-1-4829-2850-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light
Author(s): David Downie
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA