The Emperor of Paris

The Emperor of Paris - CS Richardson The Emperor of Paris falls somewhere in between the slim bookishness of Dominguez, Bradbury and Hrabal and the expansive bookishness of Zafon and Wharton; you could read it in a long afternoon, and not only for its bookishness, but for the atmosphere and the romance. One passion builds upon the dimensions of another: best served with baguettes and brioche.

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A bookish quote from the novel: "A chance meeting in a little bookshop had brought me out of myself. It made me fall in love and took me across the world with no more effort than walking across a room."