So, tell us how you came to be in Paris?
Well, my father was a French teacher and I really rebelled against it – I never thought I’d end up here!
In New Zealand it’s quite common for students to have a gap year and like most, I ended up in England. I have a British passport so I was able to stay longer and used it to travel Europe. There was just something about Paris – I understood what everyone was talking about. So, I ended up staying, fell in love with a French man and now I’m stuck here!
My father came to the bookshop in the 1970s, so I’d heard about it from him but when I arrived it exceeded all my expectations. Shakespeare & Company has been a very special place for me–it was such a refuge when I first arrived in Paris.
I’ve always said, this place is one of the true loves of my life.