A dedicated Francophile’s perspective on all things French from an expat Aussie living in France. Ray's perspective is beyond the clichés, viewing the fascinating and often never-before-heard-of angles helping the reader gain a deeper understanding of the 'real' France. 'Perspectives' shares refreshing and sometimes shocking views of places, people, history, culture, gastronomy, and much, much more —you’ll never be underwhelmed.

World War I: remembering the fallen soldiers

Why was the death toll for French soldiers so much greater in WWI than WWII?

Defending Paris: bad jokes and history myths

Discover the revisionist history of French's failed attempt at defending Paris during World War II.
 Paris, France