Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
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... show more
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
Publish date: August 3rd 2004
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Disliked the whiney, judgmental narrator.
I love travel memoirs. I especially love travel memoirs when it's set in Paris, France. Which is why I was so surprised at how uninterested I became during my read through Almost French. Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris is exactly how it sounds. A young woman in her late twenties settles ...
Ich mag Frankreich nicht besonders. Halt... das stimmt so nicht ganz: Frankreich an sich (oder das, was ich davon kenne, also eigentlich nur das Elsass) ist sicher nicht schlecht... wenn es nur nicht so voller Franzosen wäre! Ich gebe zu, zum Teil beruht dieses Vorurteil auf den Erzählungen meines F...
Sarah Turnbull impulsively decided to follow a man home to Paris, but the trip was supposed to be for a week, not a lifetime. Instead, Turnbull married the man and made Paris her home.French things I learned from this book: Lots of French words; waiters and those working in stores can appear rude to...
Very nice reading and really gives good insight into the French culture. After a time, I was getting a bit antsy over the descriptions and maybe a bit of the pitty party, but all in all, it was good fun to read.