• "Tindall writes of a lost Paris with a quiet eloquence that is all her own, combining scrupulous honesty with a compassionate imagination and an eye for memorable detail"

    Miranda Seymour, Guardian
  • "It's a fascinating walking tour of old Paris, studded with humour and sympathetic glimpses into several lives that have resisted the microscope of history"

    Tim Martin, Telegraph
  • "The book's true strength lies in its writer's abiding, for-better-for-worse attachment to her city of the heart"

    Jonathan Keates, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Tindall's alertness to detail and brimming intelligence are consistently engaging"

    Frances Spalding, The Independent
  • "delightful book invites reflection, speculation, argument, and almost every page also summons memories"

    Allan Massie, Literary Review