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A clever and delightful biography of one of the world's greatest cities ... both then and now.
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What was it like to visit Paris a century ago, in 1924, when it was the most exciting city in the world? Where were the best places to eat? Where was the nightlife? Who might you expect to meet? And what were the fabled 'Chariots of Fire' Olympics really like?

What has changed ... and indeed, what is still there?

Americans flocked to a city where there was no Prohibition and little inhibition. The arts flourished. Convention was challenged, the new celebrated and non-conformity accepted. What did Chanel, Picasso and Hemingway and the rest get up to?

All of this and more is swept up and revealed in Paris 1924, an amusing, insightful and sometimes salacious guide to one of the world's greatest — and most beloved — cities.

About the Author

Nicholas Whitlam is a company director and former banker. A graduate in history from Harvard, Paris 1924 is his fourth book.

He worked for major international banks in New York, London, Sydney and Hong Kong before returning permanently to Australia. Whitlam became CEO of an Australian commercial bank, established a private investment bank, is a former chairman of the country's largest insurance company and has served as a director of many companies in both the public and private sectors.

He lives in a coastal village south of Sydney with his wife of nearly fifty years, the redoubtable Sandra Judith Whitlam. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Industry Reviews
‘An inspired idea ... a fun read.’ —CAROLINE OVERINGTON, THE AUSTRALIAN

‘Full of fascinating detail even for the full paid-up Francophile.’ —BERNARD KEANE

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