Books on Paris are legion, but there is virtually none devoted to its rooftops and the vistas they look out into. Rooftops of Paris is an invitation to travel to a new and unfamiliar territory in a city filled with time-honoured historical and cultural icons that many are so familiar with. This volume of quirky but charming artworks provides a view of Paris as seen from its rooftops by illustrator Fabrice Moireau and writer Carl Norac. Moireau undertakes a close study of Paris, surveying it at rooftop level with an entomologist¬ís eye for detail. In this book, he captures in watercolour the city¬ís lesser known nooks and crannies, alongside the famous landmarks, offering unusual angles and new ways of seeing an iconic city. This other side of Paris ¬ñ this levitated, almost unreal world ¬ñ is an extravagant mass of ingenious shapes and forms that give protection from rain, wind and architectural monotony. The captions accompanying the paintings are rendered in Moireau¬ís own handwriting while the evocative and poetical text was crafted by Norac, an award-winning poet, playwright and author of children¬ís books. The writer goes beyond prosaic description to capture some of the wild and poetic imaginings inspired by these rooftops.