When your best girl friend is Coco Chanel, your life can’t be too dull. When your enemy is Napoléon, your life can’t be too ordinary either. And when you are flirting with Hemingway at the Ritz bar in Paris, even your love life is glamorous. This is the fabulous and real life in the City of Light of Edith de Belleville, a native Parisian who is in love with the past, art and extravagance. Edith’s frank and charming style brings Paris vividly to life–its charm, its idiosyncrasies, its cafés and its glorious ghosts from the past. This collection of short stories is for anyone who loves Paris–the history, the romance, the culture–and who dreams of Parisian life.