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A Town Like Paris
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Our hero arrives in Paris determined to have the time of his life. He launches himself into la vie parisienne, throws himself at the local female population and quickly discovers his down-home Aussie charm has no currency in France. Undeterred, he teams up with a bunch of like-minded expats and the ensuing years pass in a blur of bachelor-inspired hedonism. Paris is their playground - and they discover, to their delight - it is a city with a seedy underbelly. And just when he thinks Paris has offered him all she has to give, he meets a Paris showgirl - an Australian beauty whose sequin-clad high-kicks are the toast of the Champs Elysees. Before he knows it, he is in love and discovering that what he had come to Paris looking for was a lot closer to home than he ever imagined.
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As lively and winning as Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence and Sarah Turnbull's Almost French, A Town like Paris evokes the beauty, delights, and charms of Paris for an ever-eager audience of armchair travellers

About the Author

BRYCE CORBETT is an Australian journalist who has been living and working in Paris for more than six years. He arrived there after a two-year stint in London, where he worked as a print journalist at THE TIMES and as a television producer at SKY NEWS. He has written for THE AUSTRALIAN, THE AGE, THE SUN HERALD, VOGUE and AUSTRALIAN GOURMET TRAVELLER to name a few. Before leaving Australia he worked for six years at the DAILY TELEGRAPH, most notably as its Page 13 gossip columnist. He still lives in Paris with his wife, Shay (the gorgeous Lido dancer he writes about in the book), and their new baby, Flynn Xavier Corbett.

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'Fast-paced and amusing, told with rollicking good humour ... Corbett writes wittily and accurately about Paris, not glossing over the rough patches and the mysteries.' - Sun Herald, Australia

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