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Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris (original 2002; edition 2004)

by Sarah Turnbull

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Title:Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
Authors:Sarah Turnbull
Info:Gotham (2004), Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:non-fiction, autobiography, France, 2012

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


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  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 |
Didn't finish. Never started to enjoy the story or to like any of the characters. It's a memoir and seems a bit clumsy and not very well done. ( )
  Jonlyn | Jan 21, 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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An entertaining tale of being a fish out of water. A fresh twist on the travel memoir that is fraught with culture clashes but rife with deadpan humor.

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