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Boston's French Secrets: Guided Walks That Reveal Boston's French Heritage

Boston's French Secrets:
Guided Walks That Reveal Boston's French Heritage
by Rhea Hollis Atwood

This Hidden Heritage Travel Guide is a step-by-step exploration of neighborhoods known for their French inhabitants, French architecture, and French influence. The walker and armchair traveler alike will see Boston's French past up close. Each of the five walks - and Icons Outside the Walks - begins with an easy-to-read map showing the location of the sites of interest on the tour. The fascinating facts behind the French story of each site are presented in a lively and interesting style and are highlighted by 50 modern and historic pictures of the places and people described. You will enjoy exploring the city's French connections, block by block, treated to a feast of Boston French culture, past and present. See Boston with new eyes and discover its many-layered ties to France and its culture, and some outstanding personalities - including Paul Revere. Bibliography, selective list of French restaurants, index.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rhea Hollis Atwood, writer, independent historian and lecturer, has given walking tours and lectures about Boston's French landmarks for many organizations including the French Library and Cultural Center/Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge, and the Bostonian Society.

Atwood has written feature articles on Beacon Hill's historic sites for the Beacon Hill Times and on Boston's French heritage for the French Chamber of Commerce newsletter. She is also the author of Upper Beacon Hill (Arcadia Publishing, 2002.)

Atwood's love of travel has taken her throughout Europe, to Russia, Israel, and India, to eastern and northern Africa, and also to the Caribbean. Atwood studied French culture and language at the New York University Center, was a resident of Boston from 1992 to 2002, and now lives in California.

Ordering Information:
Paperback
5" x 8 1/2"; 160 pages;
ISBN 1-884592-41-4

Boston's French Secrets:
Guided Walks That Reveal Boston's French Heritage
$19.95

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