Published 19th January 2023Pre-order
The Orient Express rushes towards the promised land at top speed….
So begins this extraordinary memoir, the sequel to Days in the Caucasus, which saw Banine fleeing her homeland and a forced marriage for freedom in Paris. On her arrival in the French capital, she finds shelter with relatives and within the Russian emigree community, where she is welcomed, until her family’s riches begin to run out. Then she must think about finding the job, and so enters the word of modelling and high fashion…
Ceaselessly entertaining, perceptive and bitingly funny, Parisian Days is the classic memoir of a remarkable writer.