Long Ago In France: The Years In Dijon (Destinations)

by M.F.K. Fisher

Paperback, 1992

Call number

944.42 FIS



Touchstone (1992), Edition: Reprint, 176 pages


Recounts the author's three year stay in Dijon before the outbreak of World War II, and details the people encountered there.

User reviews

LibraryThing member verbafacio
In one of M.F.K. Fisher's many memoirs, she recounts the three years she spent living as a student with her husband in Dijon. In a dozen short chapters, the reader will meet countless interesting characters, from the uber-thrifty Ollagniers to the profligate Rigoulets. You will also get a very good
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sense of Dijon as a place, at least as it was in the 1920s.

While this book was quite pleasant, for some reason it didn't capture me.
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LibraryThing member LoMa
A particularly engaging MFK Fisher compilation
LibraryThing member GraceZ
Three stars seems like too few to give this book, but the fact is that I liked it. I don't know if I would say that "I really liked it".

This book was very description-heavy, which seems appropriate because the foods she described were also very heavy! But it made it hard to get into. I think this
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book should be read slowly and carefully. You need to give it a lot of attention.

Anyway, it was good, and it her descriptions of toilet facilities certainly made me appreciate my own living situation!
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