Joie de vivre Re­views

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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.

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