Book Reviews: Paris Postcards by Guy Thomas Hibbert

Book Reviews: Paris Postcards by Guy Thomas Hibbert

Your eyes don’t deceive you: our fearless leader, France Today editor-in-chief Guy (Thomas) Hibbert, has gone and penned his very first short story collection, Paris Postcards. So that’s what the out-of-office was all about… Spanning a century, these eleven character studies conjure a coterie of protagonists, each offering a deft snapshot of the capital’s whirlwind history – from a Texan heiress swept up in the carefree abandon of the Années Folles to a widow caught in a fraught cat-and-mouse with a German lieutenant during the Occupation.

Buoyed by Hibbert’s fluent prose (in our utterly biased opinion!) and dramatic air, Paris Postcards weaves a gripping tapestry of fates and faces set against the heady backdrop of the City of Light – a hurriedly jotted-down postcard the common thread of the collection. A languorous and wistful ode to la Ville Lumière…

From France Today magazine

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  • Lucy Barr
    2021-01-03 00:15:45
    Lucy Barr
    So missing visiting Paris and living through not just the pandemic but much hated Brexit, too. So Guy's book Paris Postcards was a timely absolute joy to read. I received a European travel book and jigsaw of Paris, for xmas but this book was the cherry on the proverbial cake. Although a literature graduate who normally immerses myself in non fiction, art catalogues mainly, Guy's book was so page turning, so engrossing, so transported me to Paris. Hard to believe it is his debut novel, now queuing for my partner to finish a further book by him. Thank you.