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Our Own Piece of Paris - How We Fell In Love With The City Of Light
Our Own Piece of Paris - How We Fell In Love With The City Of Light Author:Ellie Nielsen We had two weeks. There were two of us, nine million of them. The chances were not good... — People fall in love with Paris. Ellie Nielsen was no exception. But she wanted more -- she wanted to be a part of the city, to become a little bit French. And so she set her heart on buying an apartment, on owning her own piece of Paris. — Ellie and her hu... more »sband could just about afford a flat. And, to her surprise, he was up for the idea. So far so good. But Ellie and her family live in Australia; they couldn't make much time for flat-hunting. So she have herself two weeks to find the perfect solultion.
The object of her desire seemed so simple; the sort of apartment she'd seen a thousand times in magazines and books. Something effortlessly charming and old, and quirky -and beautifully done up. Something quintessentially French...
But Ellie didn't speak French all that well, and she was certainly no expert in the vocabulary of property, the buying and selling thereof. And French estate agents weren't always entirely helpful. Not all the flats she visited were perfect, they were small, or lacked views, or even the most basic of amenities... But then Ellie found the perfect one. She was so much in love with it, she even forgot to ask the price. And then things really started to go wrong...
In Our Own Piece of Paris, Ellie tells her story. The result is a hilarious and entirely delightful love-song to the most stylish city in the world.« less