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Paris: The Passenger - Various


'Essential in these times of narrowing national horizons.'-Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller
Out of the Shadows: Being French, and Chinese by Tash Aw Men Who Hate Jews by James McAuley Sapoligy by Frederic Ciriez and Jean-Louis Samba Plus: The Breauburg effect, the anti-Michelin stars movement, the Champs-Elysees as avenue of revolt, and much more
In Paris, nothing is quite what it seems, starting with its size: relatively small, but second in Europe if you consider the whole I ;le-de-France. The distance between the city centre and its outskirts is even more marked, as Paris seems to push away new arrivals, banishing them to its geographical and social margins. The glare of the city lights can be blinding, as the Paris celebrated in books and films clashes with reality. And all the time the shadows are growing: the Bataclan terror attack, the violent protests of the gilet jaunes, rioting in the banlieues, Notre Dame in flames, record heatwaves, and the pandemic. Not just a series of unfortunate events, they are phenomena which all of the world's metropolis will have to face. But in Paris today there is an air of renewal: from planning and environmental revolution to a generation of chefs rebelling against the classist traditions of haute cuisine; from second generation immigrants reclaiming their rights to women's rejection of the stereotypes high fashion created for them. Does anyone really think they can teach Parisians how to start a revolution?

WOULD YOU LIKE THIS GIFT WRAPPED? Please choose a gift wrap from the following designs!


We hand-wrap our gifts using museum quality gift wrapping paper and offering a hand written note in ink. Please feel free to choose a design below. We can send to multiple address and we do it all with care and attention - it's the closest you can get to wrapping the gift yourself.

How We Give Back

We believe in giving back; We are proud to give 1% of all orders directly to environmental not for profit groups whose focus is the protection, preservation and restoration of our planet. This means every time you purchase from us, 1% goes directly to an environmental cause.

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