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Tales of Dirty Bertie in Two Cities

Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City and Dirty Bertie, an English King Made in France are two books that examine the same period of history in very different ways. Both explore the development of … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Paris

How much do we actually know about the towns and cities we live in? I recently read The Other Side of Paris by Luc Sante. It’s a book that does away with the chic, romantic characteristics with which the city … Continue reading

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Insights into the Art of Translating Foreign Fiction

I am very lucky to be able to read in three different languages – English, French and Italian – and Elena Ferrante’s quartet of novels about two friends growing up together in Naples is some of the best foreign fiction I’ve … Continue reading

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