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Interesting account of a new life in Paris,
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This review is from: Almost French: A New Life in Paris (Kindle Edition)
I have read many books now about people (usually British) who have moved to France, and their experiences. Some have been pretty awful ( of the 'aren't foreigners funny' variety), others pretty good. This one is slightly different, as the author is Australian, and her new environment is Paris, rather than elsewhere in France, and, yes, there is a difference.
Her experiences over six years or so are well-written, and her discoveries along the way are interesting to read. I did find her a little irritating at times, though. Certainly at the beginning, she came across as rather immature, expecting everyone else to fit in with her, and sulking when they didn't.
There isn't much new here if you have read any similar book before, although she does come up with some interesting insights into the French - perhaps particularly Parisian - psyche. If you are going to spend time living in Paris, then this would make for interesting preparatory reading.