In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Lucinda Holdforth has long been an ardent admirer of writers Colette, Nancy Mitford and Edith Wharton - three inspirational women who created great works of literature within just a few miles of each other in the heart of Paris. These women and their stories led Lucinda in turn to the women of Paris who they themselves had so admired. However, it never occurred to Lucinda during her visits to Paris to track down the haunts of her favourite women writers. And so, a couple of years ago, she finally abandoned her job as adviser and speech writer to the Deputy Prime Minister to set forth and explore Paris (mostly by foot!) through the lives of its most celebrated women.
Marie Antoinette, Napoleon's Josephine, Germaine de Stael, Nancy Mitford, Colette, Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker, Pamela Harriman, Coco Chanel - each of these women emigrated to Paris at some time during their lives and many of them made their permanent homes there. They lived and loved to the full because Paris is the kind of city where a woman can make or remake herself. Many of these women came because they fell in love: with men & women. And they all succumbed to the allure and seduction of the city. From the Paris of the Revolution, to the Paris of the World Wars and finally the Paris of the new millenium, Lucinda evokes the many incarnations of the City of Light through a swag of extraordinary and fascinating women.