A Town Like Paris
by Bryce CorbettAt the age of 28, Bryce Corbett takes a job in Paris ‘determined to make the city his own—no matter how many bottles of Bordeaux it takes’. He rents an apartment in the gay Marais district, which is hardly the place from which to meet French women.
Fully embracing his newfound life, Corbett frequents smoky cafes, appears on a television game show and hobnobs with celebrities at Cannes. When he falls in love with a Parisian showgirl, he realises that his adopted city has become home and as she is from Brisbane makes home in Oz very close.
A Town Like Paris describes some very funny stories about Bryce's escapades in Paris which could be likened to Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence and Sarah Turnbull’s Almost French. His book evokes all the beauty and charms of the city of lights and touches on many Parisian themes like non-existent customer service and the Arc de Triomphe traffic.