Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

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Penguin, Aug 3, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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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Amost French

User Review  - loneeagle - Borders

This was a fun read. It was an intriguing insight into the psyche of the French. It helped me understand them as a culture. I recommend it. Loneeagle Read full review

Contents

Prologue
vii
One
1
Two
11
Three
17
Four
37
Five
52
Six
61
Seven
77
Twelve
156
Thirteen
167
Fourteen
185
Fifteen
203
Sixteen
222
Seventeen
237
Eighteen
249
Nineteen
272

Eight
96
Nine
110
Ten
128
Eleven
139
Twenty
289
Epilogue
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