Almost French

Almost French

Love and A New Life in Paris

Paperback - 2004
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A Sydney journalist recounts her unexpected move to Paris, during which she fell in love and came to cherish the city's charm, fashion, food, paradoxes, and dinner parties.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books/Penguin Group (USA), [2004]
Edition: 1st Gotham Books trade pbk. ed..
ISBN: 9781592400829
1592400825
Characteristics: x, 304 p. ; 21 cm.

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Brockington
Feb 15, 2017

Insightful glimpse into the life of an expat.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 31, 2014

If you enjoyed Le Marriage or Le Divorce, you will love Sarah Turnbull’s account of her experiences in Paris adjusting to life with the charming man she met in Belgrade. An Australian journalist, she found the differences in culture profound, but after some years and many faux pas she came to understand the nuances of French conversation and attitudes towards life. Now married, she lives happily in Paris, half French, with her husband and little dog, and is a contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine –- in French.

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ownedbydoxies
Mar 18, 2014

I loved this book. The author writes well, she's funny and self-deprecating, and she conveys an obvious love of life. It's a contagious emotion! I love her life, too, and have her second book on hold. I'm always more interested in non-fiction than fiction, particularly when the non-fiction reads like a really tremendous dose of fiction!

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susanlovesbooks
Jan 25, 2014

Wonderful, witty descriptions of the mysteries and pleasures of living in Paris. The author provides a lighthearted perspective on how to make friends, shop, commute, and own a dog the Parisian way as she simultaneously develops her relationship with her Parisian boyfriend. Some parts were so funny I read them aloud to family members.

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lilyofthevalley3
Jan 02, 2013

OMG, I was so bored reading this that I gave up halfway through.

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