Paris 21

Paris Episode 21 Moments of History

From the French Revolution to World War Two

A look at Paris through history books and historical novels. Biographies of Queen Marie Antoinette or of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir can show us much behind the scenes of the places we visit in the city. So too can fiction set in the past, such as Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, or Robert Harris’ treatment of the Dreyfus Affair, An Officer and a Spy. Reading ideas abound in this episode!