Auction Ends: Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM PDT


A Passion for Paris & Paris to the Pyrenees, by David Downie

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Estimated Value
53 USD
20 USD to jn3a4c448
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3  -  Bid History

Item Description

St. Martin's Press supports this fundraiser with two hardcover books (both are in English), by David Downie. Downie has called Paris and the Marais home since 1986. He has written for over 50 publications worldwide including Bon Appétit, The Los Angeles Times, Town & Country Travel, The San Francisco Chronicle,, and 

The first is his latest book (just released!), A Passion for Paris. "A top-notch walking tour of Paris. . . . The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the city's magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book. Readers visiting the city are advised to take it with them to discover countless new experiences." --Kirkus Reviews (starred). A unique combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, this is author David Downie's irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is the world's most romantic city--and has been for over 150 years.

This package also includes a signed copy of Downie's earlier book, Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James.

Downie will present in Portland at Powell's Books on June 9, 2015.

Donated By:

David Downie