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A Narrow Street

4.4  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 315 pages
Published 1947 by Penguin Books (first published January 1942)
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Tessyohnka
May 22, 2012 Tessyohnka rated it really liked it
Spoiler Alert: Sad to meet the wonderful variety of people on one little street only to have them "disparaissent."
Cheryl
Aug 12, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
A Narrow street came into my life while I was living in Paris, not so far away from rue Huchette. It brought to life the Paris I didn't understand; the politics, the people, why there were so many cafes and how people lived in the city. It was a superb read and a magnificent observation of the city.
To be recommended as a social history and beautiful observations on the denizens of a small and then very poor part of Paris.
Craig Smillie
Oct 25, 2014 Craig Smillie rated it it was amazing
Loved this history of one street in Paris and it's fascinating list of characters in the 1920s - 30s. Starts off sheer enjoyment getting to know these bonkers type picaresque characters - but the tone darkens as France heads towards war - quite tragic. GREAT writing.
Why is the "Follow-up" Rue de la Huchette book "Springtime in Paris" not included in this list? A delightful light read.
June Bevan
Dec 21, 2015 June Bevan rated it really liked it
Elliott Paul's characters were fascinating and so were the incidents which lead up to World War II. To have lived in Paris in those years would have been an experience.
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