(P)interesting Bones

The Bones of Paris finds one-time Bureau of Investigation agent Harris Stuyvesant plunging into the tempestuous 1929 Montparnasse community of American writers, artists, and hangers-on. Paris in the Twenties is a visual feast, from the street scenes to the artists’ ateliers.

That’s why I’ve begun a pair of Pinterest pages where I can pour all the images I’ve been living with for the last year. Some of them show Paris in the Twenties (like Josephine Baker, here in her banana costume), others are of artists and writers active in 1929, and still others are specific to The Bones of Paris and the lives of Harris Stuyvesant and his friends Bennett and Sarah Gray.

While I was at it, I decided to put together a similar page for Touchstone, from the 1926 General Strike to the bucolic countryside of Hurleigh House.

For the Laurie R. King Pinterest board about The Bones of Paris, click here.  The board for Touchstone is here .  Let me know what you think.

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  1. The Bold Flying Officer on June 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Another evocative collection … love the old railway posters BUT you missed finding a view of The Cornish Riviera Express, hauled by a Castle Class loco (railway engine), steaming along the Dawlish Sea Wall – it’s a classic view. Yes at 64, I’m still a schoolboy at heart.

    I must seek out touchstone first.

    Mike TBFO

  2. Chris on June 12, 2013 at 2:15 am

    It’s all fascinating… brings the era to life!

    Good news on the new UK edition of Touchstone due out in August, and delighted to hear we are getting Bones of Paris in September, too!


  3. Pat howard on May 21, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I was so looking forward to reading your latest book. I ordered it from dymocks here in Canberra Australia. It finally came but when I opened it,the quality of workmanship in printing it was so off putting , I put the book away, so disappointed.all pages are uneven, some larger and smaller than others, I don’t know how long the book will stay together. It was printed by bantam books.. It’s almost like an amateur had done the job. Normally I don’t whinge but, in this case , at $48,$43 with senior discount. It wasn’t cheap and to be finally buying it ! Can you please check with your printers as I won’t be buying any more, if this is the standard. Many thanks for reading this, pat

    • Laurie King on May 21, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Oh dear! That doesn’t sound at all like a Bantam book, and nothing like the ones I have seen. What a disappointment–particularly at the price! I’ll certainly speak with my editor here about it, but I wonder if you could give me any information you can find on the cover or behind the title page? ISBN, location of printing, etc–and if you want to take a photo or photocopy and email that, that would be great, sent to info@laurierking.com . I’m really very sorry to hear this, and I hope we can manage to get you a copy as gorgeous as it ought to be!
      (I should also ask, when you say the pages are larger and smaller, you don’t mean just that the front edges being what they call “decked” do you? That’s just a style of printing, rather upscale in fact, where they preserve the page texture rather than trim all the edges exactly even.)

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