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Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer
Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.

cezmius, October 27, 2006

This is a wonderful journey across the sea to "the City of Lights."

I'll admit this memoir by a Canadian journalist took me back down memory lane. More than ten years ago, I spent my junior year in Paris studying french and international politics and the famed bookstore, Shakespeare & Co., backdrop for Mercer's tale, was a favorite (if temporary) return to the Engligh-speaking world.

If you think you'll enjoy reading about an unusual bookstore cum-Halfway House and the odd literary personalities it attracts, you should pick up Jeremy Mercer's "When Time Was Soft." Too, it makes a good companion if your planning a trip to Paris anytime soon.
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