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Almost French: Love And A New Life In Paris
Almost French Love And A New Life In Paris
Author: Sarah Turnbull
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 decides to take him up on hi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781592400829
ISBN-10: 1592400825
Publication Date: 8/3/2004
Pages: 304
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Gotham Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Almost French: Love And A New Life In Paris on + 232 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Loved this true story. It provides insite about how French people think and behave, why they seem snobby to English speakers in particular. Very entertaining story of culture clashes.
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Helpful Score: 5
I thought this was a great book. I love France and have visited there a lot, so this was a really interesting look inside their culture and thoughts of tourists.
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Helpful Score: 5
A charming story about an Australian falling in love with a Frenchman and adjusting to life in Paris. A very enjoyable book!
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is delightful and even funny in parts. But it also contains some wisdom--and not only about learning to live happily in a foreign country: One thing that stuck in my mind was how Turnbull at first disliked the French custom of going back (in her case, going back with her boyfriend) to be with one's family *every* weekend, but after a while, she realized that your mate comes as a package, so to speak, and you can't cut out an important part of his/her life, so she stopped resisting. In the end, she came to love his family and enjoyed them.

I posted this book into the system several months ago so others could enjoy it, too, but it is one that I wouldn't mind reading again!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great insight into the French culture. Fun read.
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The author falls for a French man, moves in with him in Paris, and tries to fit in. It's difficult----she's Australian! The culture clash is funny and entertaining. Looking forward to her next adventure, coming out this fall.
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Such great fun to read! I learned so much about Paris, a city I've always wanted to call home, and what it might be like to live there. What a wonderful adventure the writer's life has become and it sounds like she found the perfect partner with which to share it (and dog, too!).
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I enjoyed this book and it allowed me to take a virtual vacation to Paris.


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