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    Mort Rosenblum
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    Robson Books Ltd; 1st UK ed. edition (January 1, 1998)
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    256 pages
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Mort Rosenblum, a celebrated foreign correspondent, invites us aboard his fifty-four-foot launch tied up in the center of. .Rosenblum decided to write a book about the Seine's secret life that he discovered almost by chance.

Rosenblum decided to write a book about the Seine's secret life that he discovered almost by chance. He and his girlfriend lost the lease on their apartment so they purchased a fifty-four foot ex-yacht from some friends who coincidentally had to return to England. The Seine is a river that enchants virtually everyone who sees it.

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The Secret Life of the Seine is a love story between man and boat and the river that they live on, a discourse on the sensual beauty of France and the art of living well.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SEINE. TRAVELERS often first experience their destinations through literature, from the succinct, sales pitch prose of guide books, to the more nuanced narratives of travelogues. Thus some owe to Henry James the discovery of Italy, or to . Countless works have evoked Paris, variously guiding us through a cityscape of real and imaginary places.

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An unforgettable boat tour of the Seine begins in Paris, where we meet the eccentric characters, famous and otherwise, who live along the river in the city, and then continues from the river's source to its mouth.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Purchased and Read prior to my Riverboat trip down the Seine. Made my trip most enjoyable knowing a little history about the Seine River
Mort's experience is invaluable! Mort's writing is insightful! A must read for anyone going to France or for even thinking about living on a body of water whether it be the Seine or the Pacific! And his book on Chocolate is a must read too.
If you are interested in the plight of peniche and barge owners on the Seine(in the 1990's), and if you want some historical anecdotes culled from other authors, and info on the amount of tonnage that moves up and down the Seine, floods and navigability issues, then this is the book for you. This is definitely not an idyllic look at living on the Seine. A lot of the traveling between locations is done by car, and once on a Tourist Cruise line. The characters are mostly limited to people explaining the plight of the bargees and their possible future on the river. If you are looking for a Peter Mayle-style book, this isn't it. There are a few charming and funny moments in the first part of the book that lead you to believe that you are in for a "tour" of the river, it's food, beauty and local characters. Don't be fooled. I have spent many hours walking the the Paris Seine and there is definitely more romance than is captured in this book. Overall the book is very informative but not what the reviews lead to expect.
Barge people are eclectic, barges: unpredictable, got it. Like all the background starting with Romans. Will be nice to know some history of the places we will pass on our trip.
Up and down the Seine, recounting history and telling stories. Good recreational read, short on some travel details.
Enjoyable vignettes of life in Paris living on a boat.
This is a great read, particularly if you've been to Paris or are going. It truly gives you a different view of the city. The author is living on a houseboat on the Seine and decides to travel the river from "start" to "finish". Some great characters add to the account of the journey and some interesting history emerges along the way too. I also got a vivid feel for what it must be like without having to actually endure the discomforts!
Good writing and a humorous look at the life of people on the river.