Before and After Charlie: Maryse Wolinski’s Heart-Wrenching Memoir “Darling, I’m going to Charlie”

It isn’t an exaggeration to talk of France “before Charlie” and “after Charlie”. The country has been under a state of emergency since the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, although we’ve largely learned not to see the armed soldiers patrolling the pavement outside schools and synagogues, and the airport-style security to get inside the Louvre and the Pompidou centre seems to have had little affect on visitor numbers. (Even if a few American tourists – including Trump’s friend ‘Jim’ – may have decided to postpone their visit. I, for one, do not miss Jim.)

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