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Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris…

Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris (2002)

by Sarah Turnbull

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I read this book while visiting my (Australian) cousin Ana, who lived in Paris with her French husband. I myself was on exchange at the time and this book was perfect reading at the time, when we were relating and comparing our experiences with France. ( )
  GraceZ | Sep 6, 2014 |
Suggested by Krystyna
  Egaro | Jul 28, 2014 |
une bouffé de nostalgie! ( )
  Amotisse | May 21, 2014 |
Some women have all the luck...find love, great food, and Paris all in one throw....it ain't fair...G. ( )
  Gemma. | May 16, 2013 |
Honest autobiography about a young journalist backpacking in Europe who falls in love with Frenchman. This is her story of her struggle for acceptance and her love of Paris, warts and all. Told with openess, keen observation and humour, the author presents a well balanced view of what it's like learning to live outside your comfort zone and come to understand and accept another culture. ( )
  cscott | May 11, 2013 |
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Sarah Turnbull's stint in Paris was only supposed to last a week. Chance had brought Sarah and Frederic together in Bucharest, and on impulse she decided to take him up on his offer to visit him in the world's most romantic city. Sacrificing Vegemite for vichyssoise, the feisty journalist does her best to fit in, although her conversation, her laught, and even her wardrobe advertise her foreigner status. As she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from life in a bustling quartier and surviving Parisian dinner parties to covering the haute couture fashion shows and discovering the hard way the paradoxes of French culture, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: maddening, mysterious, and charged with that French specialty - seduction. An entertaining tale of being a fish ot of water, Almost French is a delightful, fresh twist onthe travel memoir that is fraught with culture clashes but rife with deadpan humor. (1-592-40082-5)
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