Publication date:01 March 2007
‘How to Enjoy Paris in 1842’ covers a wide range of subjects, from the history of the great city to contemporary commerce, conveyed by a witty, often satirical narrative reminiscent of Jonathan Swift. The author guides the reader on a leisurely walk around the monuments and attractions of the capital, bringing to life a vibrant and mesmerising city.
'He presents the French, particularly Parisians, in contrast to the English, sometiems flatteringly, and with sly, anecdotal wit that contributes to stereotypes sill relevant to both races. His Paris still exists in our imagination.' —Iain Finlayson, ‘The Times’