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The House I Loved
The House I Loved
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Paris, France: 1860’s. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a “modern city.” The reforms will erase generations of hist...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312593308
ISBN-10: 0312593309
Publication Date: 2/14/2012
Pages: 240
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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In the 1860s, Baron Haussmann's move to modernize Paris lead to the destruction of many narrow streets and the buildings on them to make room for the city's current broad boulevards. Written through the eyes of a woman who lives through the destruction of her home and the life she knew and treasured, Rose Bazelet's story unfolds. I liked de Rosnay's previous novels better than this one, but it was a moving story nonetheless.
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