When in France

Christopher Sinclair Stevenson, Author, Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson, Author Simon & Schuster $15.45 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-41644-7
It's a pleasure to join Sinclair-Stevenson's journeys through France, via his stylish evocations of storied people and places, past and present. The British author broadens one's views on French kings, authors, composers and artists as well as on aspects of the Gallic character. Starting out in Paris, he describes the singular joys of the Ville Lumiere, then continues to report on the chateaux, towns and landscapes of the Provence. There are many details presented about the country's famous foods and wines. But the author is more impressive as an observer of historic events that have affected generations of French citizens, diminished by wars for centuries. This is a witty and entertaining book that may greatly increase French tourism. Pictures not seen by PW. (October 15)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
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