Taxi Tales From Paris

“You talking to me?” From Robert de Niro in “Taxi Driver” to Jim Jarmusch’s film “Night on Earth” telling tales of five taxi drivers on one night in five separate cities (including Paris), taxi drivers are the stuff of urban legends.

Now a new memoir “Taxi Tales From Paris,” by veteran ex-pat and Paris resident Nicky Gentil, revisits Paris through the prism of her most memorable taxi rides taken during the thirty years she has lived there. This book is perfect for people who have a long-standing “love affair” with Paris and for those who adore “Brit abroad” books with humorous anecdotes that sing with je ne sais quoi.

Nicky Gentil (née Jenkins) is a British national who, back in 1988, moved to Paris to begin her career as a translator and has lived in the French capital ever since. Today she divides her time between writing books, translating and performing piano jazz in public whenever she can. Her previous books include “The Jazz-Girl, the Piano, and the Dedicated Tuner.”