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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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Circulation alternée: Here We Go Again

Air quality in Paris dominated headlines this week, as once again pollution levels hit a dangerous high. This led to four days of ‘circulation alternée’, a measure which means only certain vehicles are permitted and public transport charges are suspended. Suffice to … Continue reading

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If ‘Streets of London’ Had Been ‘Streets of Paris’

I recently thought of a song that I hadn’t heard for years: ‘Streets of London’ by Ralph McTell. I don’t know why it popped into my head, but as soon as it did I looked it up on YouTube and … Continue reading

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