(by Janelle McCulloch)
A sumptuous celebration and guidebook in one, this is the refreshing literary equivalent of taking Dom Pérignon with Coupe Hélène. Janelle McCulloch isn’t just a style guru; she is an informed omnivore of culture (see her magnificent website, A Library of Design).
In this book she presents the world’s favourite city in an easy, informed way, helping newbies negotiate and appreciate the profusion of arrondisements and letting old hands savour the incomparable glamour and high style of the City of Lights. No point in buying only one copy as a gift because you’ll never give it away.
14 November 2015: Reports are coming in that Islamic Terrorists have carried out a group of apparently co-ordinated terror attacks in Paris, with well over a hundred people dead. Perhaps there will be calls for a Counter Crusade?