David Downie in conversation with Don George - Springtime in Paris

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 4:00pm

April is swell but May and June are just possibly even better it’s warmer, drier, and still spring! Join David Downie and Don George in conversation about “Springtime in Paris.” “I have walked some of the city’s streets with him, and reading this book is just as tactile an experience.” — Michael Ondaatje on Downie’s Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light ($15.00).

David Downie’s book Paris, Paris is now into its 9th printing. An irreverent, witty romp featuring 31 short prose sketches of people, places and daily life in the City of Light it’s illustrated with striking B&W photos by Alison Harris. A native San Franciscan, Downie has lived in Paris, Burgundy, Rome and on the Italian Riviera since 1986. He’s the author of a dozen books — crime novels, travel, food — including the critically acclaimed Food Wine Rome, also lavishly illustrated by Harris’s photos. The photographer will be on hand with the catalogue of her latest photo show, Chiaroscuro.

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Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light Cover Image
By David Downie, Diane Johnson (Foreword by), Alison Harris (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9780307886088
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - April 5th, 2011

 “Beautifully written and refreshingly original… makes us see [Paris] in a different light.” -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review