That Frock from Le Bon Marché

That Frock from Le Bon Marché.  Today I am looking for that frock from Le Bon Marché. I don’t know what that frock looks like, except that it would be circa 1904 and matches a coral necklace. I can’t be specific about the date of the dress.  ‘I wore that frock from the B MarcheContinue reading “That Frock from Le Bon Marché”

The Madame in Rue Gît-le-Couer

The Madame in Rue Gît-le-Couer. Today, I’m looking for evidence of the Ulysses character, Kevin Egan, who is, in real-life, Joseph Theobald Carey, a friend of James Joyce. I am in rue Gît-le-Couer in the 6tharrondissement. There is no grainy sand in rue Gît-le-Couer. No razorshells, no squeaking pebbles, no unwholesome sandflats. This is not theContinue reading “The Madame in Rue Gît-le-Couer”

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Nancy Woodbridge Beach was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and the family migrated to Paris in 1901 when Sylvia was fourteen years old. At the age of nineteen in 1906, she returned to America with her parents, but travelled back to Paris in 1918 to study French literature, where she met Adrienne Monnier. On 19 NovemberContinue reading “Shakespeare and Company Bookstore”

Apartment: 2 Square de Robiac

After renovations, the Joyce family moved into their new apartment at 2 Square de Robiac in the 7th arrondissement on 13 June 1925, just off the Rue de Grenelle. Renovations were ongoing and Joyce’s London sponsor Harriet Shaw Weaver, on holiday in Paris, was “shocked by the chaos.” But the apartment was spacious and inContinue reading “Apartment: 2 Square de Robiac”

Apartment: 8 Avenue Charles Floquet

James Joyce took a six-months lease back to an area where he lived – the Avenue Charles Floquet – not at number 26, but on the opposite end of the street. After returning from a long holiday in England, he retrieved his furniture that was stored in Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company bookstore. Joyce movedContinue reading “Apartment: 8 Avenue Charles Floquet”

Apartment: 26 Avenue Charles Floquet

After staying for four months at 71 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, the Joyce family returned to the hotel at 9 Rue de l’Université for a year from 1 October 1921 to 31 October 1922. On 1 November 1922, the Joyce family moved from the hotel into an apartment at 26 Avenue Charles Floquet, close toContinue reading “Apartment: 26 Avenue Charles Floquet”