Each month, we’ll explore a different destination, and a lucky Silver Travel Book Club reader can win a free copy of the month’s book.
This month the Silver Travel Book Club – with partner Kirker Holidays – is reading An American in Paris by Siobhan Curham.
Paris, 1940: Walking through Montmartre that morning was like the eerie calm right before a storm. The roads were deserted. We carried on, arm in arm, and then finally, we saw them. Columns and columns of soldiers, spreading through the streets like a toxic grey vapour. “You must write about this”, he whispered to me. “You must write about the day freedom left Paris”. As Nazi troops occupy the City of Lights, American journalist Florence is determined to do everything she can to save her adopted home and the man she loves. This is a sweeping wartime story that will capture your heart and never let it go.
Few cities in the world deliver such excitement and romance in such a compact area. Paris beguiles with its broad tree-lined boulevards, iconic monuments, chic boutiques and elegant stores, colourful markets and remarkable museums. The food is worth the journey alone, with some of the finest gastronomic restaurants, wonderful traditional brasseries and an astonishing array of mouth-watering markets. No two visits to this wonderful city need ever be the same. Kirker Holidays offer stays in some of Paris’s most iconic hotels and The Kirker Concierge can recommend and book a wide range of excursions, including city tours, visits to Versailles and Monet’s home at Giverny.