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The Garden of Eros: The Story of the Paris Expatriates and the Post-War Literary Scene
The Garden of Eros: The Story of the Paris Expatriates and the Post-War Literary Scene
by John Calder
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed, Fascinating, 22 April 2014
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This is an important, detailed, and for a significant figure in the events, a seemingly objective account of an era. Focusing on Trocchi, Girodias and Rosset, John Calder paints an evocative picture of the times in Paris and New York publishing circles after WW2. It is an appealing account which touches on the lives if other writers and artists in Paris at the time, but strangely there is no mention of Lee Miller, despite reference to Penrose and the surrealists.

The book has introduced me to people and circles that merit further research, though it is complete enough an account to merit recommendation in its own right.


Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere
Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere
by Jan Morris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trieste - a place apart, 5 April 2011
A simply superb book, about a place apart, "capital of the nation of nowhere" of which I am proud to be a citizen.

This book describes the experience of Trieste, it's robustness as a city, it's gentleness as a place of considerate humanity unique in my experience, highly recommended read.


Royal & Langnickel 5 X 7 inch Blank Greetings Cards and Envelopes - Opalescent White (Pack of 50)
Royal & Langnickel 5 X 7 inch Blank Greetings Cards and Envelopes - Opalescent White (Pack of 50)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fit for Purpose, 5 April 2011
Ordered these cards to mount photographs for gifts for colleagues and friends, the card/envelope quality is excellent, the products were precisely as described, and they arrived quickly in good packaging. What's not to like? Many Thanks.


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