15 June 2016
Show More The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey through a City’s Poor and Bohemian Past by Luc Sante.
Faber, 306 pp., £25, November 2015, 978 0 571 24128 6Show More
How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People by Sudhir Hazareesingh.
Allen Lane, 427 pp., £20, June 2015, 978 1 84614 602 2Show More
“... following year. During the siege, Sante reminds us, hunger drove Parisians to extremes: mouse pâté with fur in the mix; cats and rats; ‘dog-liver brochettes’. Eventually the specimens in the Jardin d’Acclimatation were ‘sacrificed in inverse order to their popularity: yaks, zebras and water buffalo in late October; antelopes a week later; in mid-November boars, reindeer, the kangaroo, the ...”