Almost French

by Sarah Turnbull

A delightful new twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes readers on a tour fraught with culture clashes but rife with insight and deadpan humour - a charming true story of what happens when Sarah meets a very French Frenchman. Backpacking around Europe, twenty-something Sarah Turnbull meets Frederic and impulsively accepts his invitation to visit him for a week in Paris. Eight years later, she is still there - and married to him. The feisty Sydney journalist swaps vegemite for vichyssoise and all things French, but commits the fatal errors of bowling up to strangers at classy receptions, helping herself to champagne, laughing too loudly and (quelle horreur!) rushing out for a baguette in her 'pantalons de jogging'. But Paris' maddening, mysterious charm proves irresistible and Sarah makes spectacular progress. She finds work as a freelance journalist, learns to survive Parisian dinner parties and how to deal with grim-faced officialdom. As she navigates the highs and lows of Parisian life, covering the haute couture fashions shows and discovering the hard way the paradoxes of France today, Sarah succeeds in becoming 'almost French'.

Almost French
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Unit Price
€12,90
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Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Type
book
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781857883701
ISBN-10
1857883705
Number of Pages
320
Height
199 mm
Widht
129 mm
Weight
306 g
Publication Date
May 26, 2005
Format
Paperback / softback
Categories
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure, Travel writing
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