• 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

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