Gavin Mortimer Gavin Mortimer

Paris has become the city of love, rats and bugs  

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There are said to be six million rats in Paris. I met one last week when I was retrieving some winter clothes from a bag in my cellar.  Neither of us was particularly keen to make the other’s acquaintance. 

Such a brief encounter may not please the Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.

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Gavin Mortimer
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Gavin Mortimer
Gavin Mortimer is a British author who has lived in Paris for 12 years. He writes about French politics, terrorism and sport.

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