Interviews - Authors

Jill Jonnes

Mocked at its birth the Eiffel Tower has been the landmark most symbolic of France throughout the world for over 127 years.

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Anka Muhlstein

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Leonard Pitt, Forensic Fotographer à Paris

Another francophile who has not been “tainted” by too much formal education, Leonard is an actor mime, director, chocaholic and forensic fotographer who spends his days in Paris uncovering her secrets to share with us. We recently caught up over coffee at Le Select.

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Mary Dearborn & Hemingway

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Amor Towles and A Gentleman in Moscow

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Jeffrey Greene

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Mort Rosenblum

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Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle rises from his lobby armchair at San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel his face bronzed as befits a man who spends lots of time under the provençal sun. He is wearing a black suit with a pink open-necked shirt, black loafers and bright red socks. We find a window seat overlooking San Francisco’s Market Street, order espressos and settle in for a discussion of his life and career.

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