Currently re-reading this excellent book about the various colourful and influential Americans in and around Paris during WWII. And it the sort of book you do want to read again. The cast is wide and varied and their stories unfold chronologically, and their experiences of the war differ greatly. It is this book that introduced me to the history and role of the American Hospital, and the terrific work of some of its staff, especially Dr Sumner Jackson who did such great work treating war wounded, and aiding the escape of many under from the enemy’s nose. Then there’s a lot about the famous bookshop, Shakespeare & Co, and its owner Sylvia Beach.