all-purpose crackerjack girl reporter from the great northeast. you can call me aubz.
Time passes and history withers. How long has it been since someone placed fresh flowers on this little memorial to a fallen fighter in the August 1944 liberation of Paris? It’s not hidden away. It’s right on the side of the National Assembly, just across the bridge from Place de la Concorde. Does this bouquet date from last August? From before? Must one wait for a special occasion?
Female members of the French Resistance (1940s)
"I wanted a bookstore because the book business is the business of life."
Shakespeare & Company owner George Whitman, who founded probably the best bookstore of all time. I was there twice — it’s in Paris, on the left bank of the Seine — and it’s absolute perfection.
Whitman died Wednesday in his apartment above the store. He was 98.