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An interview with David Downie, author of “Paris: City of Night,” “Paris Paris: Journey into the City of Light,” “Paris to the Pyrenees” and more….
John Pearce discusses the challenges and joys of writing fiction; his latest thriller, “Last Stop: Paris,” and the charms of being a part-time Parisian…
“I did want to entertain, I wanted even to be funny, to make people laugh, but I could not altogether break free of a lifetime of trying to convey serious ideas…I hope my mysteries are fun to read, but they are also in their way serious inquiries into certain aspects of living and dying…”
“We were determined to have adventures, and to give our daughter, who was four at the time, a bilingual education…It does take courage, and now when I look back on it, I ask myself, “How did we do that?”
“One of the themes that runs through my books is the idea that you can never escape history, either your own personal history or the broader history of the place where you live. So, in The Bookseller I have a little of both. And the truth is, even today the shadow of World War II hangs over much of Europe…”
“Aimée Leduc was born from my love affair with Paris and my desire to be a Parisienne. I think a lot of us have an inner French girl struggling to get out. I…needed a woman who would be strong, feisty, vulnerable, good with computers, fashionable, and who would solve crimes wearing high heels…”
…I found myself instantly drawn in and not only interested, but mesmerized, by Paris of the Romantic Age as he has brought it to life….