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About sjduncan2014

After graduating in French and Italian, I moved to Paris with neither a job nor a home to speak of. This blog charts the progress I have made, as well as thoughts, comments and observations on all things French.

Les Musiciens du métro

As metro stations go, Châtelet is probably one of the worst. It is a dirty, busy labyrinth of a station. It is also one I regularly pass through on Tuesday evenings. Châtelet’s one saving grace at around 7pm on a Tuesday … Continue reading

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The French Presidential Election: A Lesson in Wooden Language

Today the French go to the polls for the first round of a hotly contested presidential election. Build-up has been scarred by corruption, petty squabbles and a lack of clarity in terms of policies. It has, however, been quite the spectacle … Continue reading

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Tales of Dirty Bertie in Two Cities

Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City and Dirty Bertie, an English King Made in France are two books that examine the same period of history in very different ways. Both explore the development of … Continue reading

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