Bonjour Brighton

Was this the shortest-lived Brighton periodical, ever?  Edition #1 appeared in May 2007.  Was there ever a #2?

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The magazine was bilingual and covered topics such as Que visiter à Brighton [What to visit in Brighton]; Tu tires ou tu pointes [petanque enthusiasts will recognize the reference]; Quoi de neuf en France with all the latest news about the hit parade and the 2007 presidential elections.

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Miss Arabella and Mlle Rosette by the sea

Source gallica.bnf.fr / BnF

When a certain B.L. arrived in Brighton in 1866, he took a rather harsh look at the inhabitants of the town.  His article was published in the weekly magazine “La Vie Parisienne”.  B.L. starts his piece by satirising the drivers of the fly carriages before pillorying the street sellers, the urchins and finally the beggars in the street.  But the main barb of his article is reserved for the bourgeoisie. Continue reading