Joie de vivre Reviews
Paris, Zambia and Vincent Van Gogh as you’ve never seen him before
Janice Macleod, £19.99, St. Martin’s Griffin ISBN 9781250130129 “Some days I would focus my camera on one shade of red (...) Then I would try to replicate that red in my journal with my little set of watercolours. It was great fun. It still is. Paris is generous to the curious artist.”
Janice Macleod, author of the best-selling Paris Letters, is back with another tribute to the City of Light. Presented as a one-year diary with gorgeous illustrations, snapshot photos – painted and captured by Macleod herself – and scribbled thoughts, A Paris Year offers readers a glimpse of what it can be like to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
As Macleod jots down her day-to-day life and feelings in her journal, adding a splash of paint here and there, the book combines personal experiences and thoughts with stories of historical figures and fun facts about the city’s architecture. A fascinating and beautiful book for any Francophile.