Paris Times Eight: Finding Myself in the City of Dreams

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Greystone Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Over eight visits to Paris, Deirdre Kelly has found herself — first as a 19-year-old and then later as a budding writer, a dance critic, and a fashion reporter. Subsequent visits — with her mother, her future husband, and later as a mother herself — have shown her that while some parts of Paris remain constant, her life is always evolving. More than just a beautiful and romantic backdrop for her self-discovery, Paris itself contributes to that discovery, emerging as a principal character in Kelly’s life, an influence that inspires, guides, and teaches as she ages. A terrific gift for budding travelers, Francophiles, and women on their own path toward growth, this book reminds readers of their own favorite place.

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About the author (2009)

Deirdre Kelly graduated with a Master's degree and the Gold Medal in Poetry from the University of Toronto in 1984 and then joined Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper as its award-winning dance critic before becoming fashion columnist in 2000, reporting regularly from Paris and Milan. Now a features writer with the city section, she has also written for Marie Claire, Vogue, Interview, and Elle, among other publications. Paris Times Eight is her first book. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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