The 33-year-old British expat in Paris writes under the pseudonym “La Petite Anglaise” and tells of love affairs, single motherhood and office bloopers with self-deprecating, “Bridget Jones”-style humor.

She kept her popular blog anonymous, never revealing her full name or workplace. But despite her attempts at secrecy, her employer found out and fired her — unusual in labor-protected France, where workers have strong legal protections.