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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
In writing Paris: Secret Gardens, Hidden Places, and Stories of the City of Light, Mary McAuliffe points out that Paris has a long and fascinating history. Known as the City of Light, the City of Love, the Capital of Fashion, the Lady of Iron and so many more, it was home to some of the greatest artistic and scientific talents of all time. Its story has been recounted many times, but there are hidden secrets to this multilayered city. There are marvelous stories that weave their magic and add an element of surprise to this extraordinary city. Whether it’s a sculpture garden or a bas-relief on the corner of Notre Dame, or a private garden oasis not on the usual tourist agenda, the history of this city is more than a chronology of events and stories, it’s a montage of layers intertwined by a single thread. This is a city of magical stories.
Paris by Mary McAuliffe is an original look at this sprawling metropolis that has attracted people from all walks of life from around the world for literally centuries. She leads the reader through its history with stories and photographs. This is not a conventional travel guide, but rather a travelogue, a journey, an essay, or perhaps even a memoir of a fascinating city. This is a book to sit down with, to enjoy, to savor, to remember one’s own experiences in Paris, or to imagine what it would be like to visit. The author takes the reader through an exploratory journey, one that will open readers’ hearts and minds to the unexpected and the awe-inspiring backdrop of what makes this a city of many identities. I loved it!