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Bonjour Tristesse

French writer Françoise Sagan was born on June 21, 1935. Her real first name was Quoirez. Her best-known novel was her first, Bonjour Tristesse (bohjoor treestess), or Hello Sadness, published in 1954, when she was only 19. That just goes … Continue reading

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L’embarass de choix

Recently, I’ve written about Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots. The third big café on the Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés is Brasserie Lipp. It has been in business since 1880 when Léonard Lipp moved to Paris from Alsace after France lost … Continue reading

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