11 Days until THE BONES OF PARIS…
It’s 11 days until The Bones of Paris, Laurie R. King’s suspense novel of 1929 Paris.
For excerpts and information click here.
Grand Salon Room, mid-18th century, Paris
From page 161: A century and a half ago, one of the Charmentier family had stripped twenty or thirty kilometers of stone from under the ground to build himself a house: two hundred meters of stone wall; a gateway a little smaller than the Arc de Triomphe.
The hôtel particulier is the French nobleman’s city home, often hugely ornate although generally smaller than the owner’s country home. Most of these in Paris have been turned into schools, actual hotels, and embassies. I wonder what happened to the Charmentier mansion–and if its new owners preserved what lay beneath?
To order The Bones of Paris please click on the following links: