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Almost French: A New Life in Paris
Almost French: A New Life in Paris
by Sarah Turnbull
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy!, 10 Nov. 2010
As a lifelong Francophile, I hoover up any book of this type (ex-pat moves to France and describes trials and tribulations with the locals). However, I was sorely disappointed.
The book is curiously dispassionate, even more bizarre given that the author relocates for love. The only time that she manages to raise any excitement is when she is moaning at the injustices of the behaviour of the French towards her.
There are some surreal omissions e.g. she appears to learn to speak French within weeks, and there is no mention of any administrative difficulty in becoming self-employed in France.
If you have a real love of France and the French, don't bother, as this indignant individual does not share it with you. You would be far better off with Peter Mayle, or in fact any of a number of similar works.
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