BOOK LAUNCH in Brussels
Path of the Patriots
A Tourist Guide to Paris During the French Revolution
Thursday 31 May from 18:00
20:00: Presentation of the book by the author
The event will take place at:
295 Avenue dAuderghem
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Take a historical time trip through the streets where it all happened, to where Parisians lived, worked, ate and drank, rose up in arms, and to where many ended their lives under the blade of the guillotine.
The two books contain ten walks which take the reader around different neighborhoods that were instrumental in the Revolution. Each walk gives the visitor a complete experience of the atmosphere of that area during this period by pointing out the people and revolutionary events associated with it. Also included are references to contemporary architecture, and some of the more colourful residents, as well as restaurants, brasseries and cafés with a revolutionary history. Each walk is full of stories and
anecdotes, as well as illustrations, maps and detailed instructions.
They reveal hidden treasures that will never be found in a typical tourist guide of Paris.
Path of the Patriots is a two volume goldmine of tales and anecdotes
about this turbulent period in Paris's history, and it tells you where to eat and drink while reading them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jan Kelley is from London, but has spent much of her adult life in other places, including New York, Boston and Paris. Her professional life has been equally varied, ranging from teacher to translator and writer.
A life-long love of history coupled with living in the ancient heart of Paris led her to write this book.
It took all the daring of an English author to write a guide that
transports the walker back in time to the Paris of the French Revolution. From the dwindling splendour of a Versailles cut off from the realities of late 18th-century France, Jan Kelley leads us with passion and enthusiasm, animated by numerous contemporary eye-witness accounts, on a comprehensive and detailed journey through a Paris full of darkness and of hope. Her book illuminates this difficult and complex period -one that opened the door to a shining age of liberty.
- Frédéric Lacaille,
Curator, Musée National des Chateaux de Versailles et Trianon
To register, please send an email with "Path of the Patriots" in the subject field and stating clearly your NAME to: janni_kelley@ yahoo.com or
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