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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Belle Epoque
There may be several things to quibble about in "The Woman Before Wallis." It is repetitive, overly detailed and can drag on, but if you want the lowdown on the well-born, the intimate details of a major royal sex scandal and elaborate cover-up, the book provides a really dishy read.
All that's missing is the accordion player. Le Chat Noir (the Black Cat), named for a famous Parisian Belle Epoque cabaret, is the epitome of "the little French restaurant." French songs from the '50s waft from the background, and French waiters bustle about with the menu of bistro classics, from pate to mussels to steak frites to crepes.