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5.0 out of 5 stars
A refreshing read and honest insight in life in France, 23 April 2013
Loving France as I do I am drawn to reading any book I can get my hands on about peoples experiences of moving/living in France.
What I find so refreshing about "Faking it in France" is the honesty in which it has been written.
Lots of books I have read (and there have been a few) almost always glamorise the move from England to France, and that the life I so wish for is completely out of my reach, Unless I have piles of money and an already flourishing career as a journalist; able to provide a life for myself to live in this beautiful country by telling people like me all about it!
I'm not bitter, honestly.
What I love about this book is Karen's honesty and bravery in writing it. Here's a woman openly admitting that she got it wrong, and most people don't like to admit when their wrong.
She loves France and followed her dream, but sometimes there are more important things in life then owning that dream home!
This book is a great read for those who love France, but also a great read if you have no interest in France at all.
I laughed and I cried (mostly laughed) with Karen and at her.
I for one will be looking out for more work by Karen Bates.