The most fashionable Englishwoman in Paris

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Hampshire Archives Image caption Mary Clarke Mohl by Hilary Bonham Carter It was the place to be in 19th Century Paris – the city’s most successful political and literary salon, where the great and good of French society would gather. And it was run by a remarkable Englishwoman. For 250 years Paris was [...]

Why it’s hard to be a Kevin in France

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A movie star, oui… But still a Kevin What happens when you have a name that seems perfectly reasonable in your home country, but raises a sympathetic smile when you’re abroad? BBC Europe Correspondent Kevin Connolly has been finding out the hard way. There is a theory called nominative [...]