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

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Penguin, Aug 3, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
365 Reviews
The charming true story of a spirited young woman who finds adventure--and the love of her life--in Paris. "This isn't like me. I'm not the sort of girl who crosses continents to meet up with a man she hardly knows. Paris hadn't even been part of my travel plan..." A delightful, fresh twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes us on a tour that is fraught with culture clashes but rife with deadpan humor. Sarah Turnbull's stint in Paris was only supposed to last a week. Chance had brought Sarah and Frédéric 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 Sydney journalist does her best to fit in, although her conversation, her laugh, and even her wardrobe advertise her foreigner status. But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from life in a bustling quatier and surviving Parisian dinner parties to covering the haute couture fashion shows and discovering the hard way the paradoxes of France today, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: maddening, mysterious, and charged with that French specialty-séduction.An entertaining tale of being a fish out of water, Almost French is an enthralling read as Sarah Turnbull leads us on a magical tour of this seductive place-and culture-that has captured her heart






  

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Excellent, humorous writer. - Goodreads
She also uses a style of writing that can get tiresome. - Goodreads
What fascinating insight! - Goodreads
A very approachable book and easy to read. - Goodreads
And it's a touching love story, too. - Goodreads
A very enjoyable insight into the french psyche. - Goodreads

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Written in a breezy journalist's style and with the brief to write about culture shock in Paris, this book was interesting and insightful enough, providing me with some good background on living in ... Read full review

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A really solid read. Not life changing but enjoyable and something a little different. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
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One
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Two
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Three
17
Four
37
Five
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Six
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Seven
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Twelve
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Thirteen
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Fourteen
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Fifteen
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Sixteen
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Seventeen
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Eighteen
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Nineteen
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Eight
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Nine
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Ten
128
Eleven
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Twenty
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Epilogue
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