About the Book
Join the journey of two lifelong Australian mates who don't agree on much except for their obsession with Paris...
Paris Tragics is a story of how these two typical baby-boomer Aussies fell in love with Paris, separately but at the same time, in their “mellower” years. Regular visitors to Paris will enjoy delving deeper into the city’s many layers, but for those who know Paris only a little bit, this book is a way to get to know it a whole lot better.
Illustrated by Graham Jones’ evocative sketches, it provides a fresh and authoritative guide to the riches of Parisian culture, life, art, food and history. Combining personal travel recommendations to both mainstream and offbeat locations, Paris Tragics subtly gets under the skin of the city.
In the breezy, quirky style of Two Men in a Boat, this original homage to Paris breathes new life into the endless splendours of the great city, whilst also casting a distinctly irreverent Aussie eye on those strange, enigmatic French and their many foibles.
Along the way you may take sides with one or other of the authors as they bring their individual personalities to bear in the expression of all that they have seen and experienced over many trips to their beloved destination.
Not a guide-book or a travel memoir but something that sits uniquely in between. Informative, humorous, and ultimately readable, it is an intimate journey through the streets of Paris told in such a way that you will feel compelled to follow in the authors' footsteps because it would seem ridiculous not to.
370 pages. 60 original black & white illustrations.
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