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  1. says:

    Oh dear god can I really bring myself to write a review of this book? This has to be honest to goodness one of the worst pieces of writing I have ever had the misfortune to read On so many levelsFirstly we are supposed to believe this person is a professional journalist Well she may be an author but she's no wri

  2. says:

    The author an Australian television journalist on a whim heads to Paris to stay with a man a French lawyer that she's met only twice The book is billed as a love story though we actually see very little of Frederic her future husband

  3. says:

    The Kindle blurb begins with the statement Before Eat Pray Love there was Almost French I missed that statement Duh to me I did not like Eat Pray Love But here we are anywayI'm not writing a blurb for this journal I'm sharing my opinion of t

  4. says:

    Much much better than the last book I read on Paris The differences were that in the last one most of the major issues facing the author were b

  5. says:

    35★ The idea of living in France sounds lovely but in reality I think I’d probably be lucky to manage living there for any than a month There are just too many things that would drive me batty the bureaucracy the ueues the competitiveness between women which results in a lack of friendliness just the general effort involved in living each day in a culture which involves a completely different perspective c

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    This story of an Australian woman who meets and falls in love with a Frenchman almost immediately moving to Paris to live with him is a great illustration of what it's like to be an ex patriate particularly coming from a country with a relatively short history and moving to a place with a deep and rich history The culture clash is evident and reminded me of my own experience living in Japan a place of long history filled with trad

  7. says:

    45 rounded up A vivid and captivating personal account of the author Sarah Turnbull’s seven year life in Paris with her boyfriend Frédéric The two met each other by chance at a party in Romania while 27 year old Sarah from Sydney was taking a one year break in Europe Frédéric extended an invitation to Sar

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    This book gets a big fat eh from me I really WANTED to like it It's a memoir of a young Australian woman indeterminately aged who moves to Paris to be with this guy and she ends up staying and discovering true French and Parisian culture Sounds good right? I found it hard to identify with the author and never felt like I was close to her truly understood where she was coming from or found that she was particularly likable All of w

  9. says:

    This is the best I've read so far of the moved to France adjusting to cultural differences genre Sarah the Australian TV journalist goes walk about in Europe meets a Frenchman in Romania and then accepts an invitation fro

  10. says:

    Kirsten gave this to me for the plane ride I enjoyed Turnbull's interpretation of life in France I also liked how she was able to find a line between her own traditions and the traditions of her adopted home It was refreshing to see that she neither tried to cling to heritage nor entirely embrace her new location The one chapter

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Almost French Love and a New Life in Paris

She navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world from the sophisticated cafés and haute couture fashion houses to the picture postcard French countryside little by French Love and a New eBook #240 little Sarah falls under its spell passionate mysterious infuriating and charged with that French specialty séduction And it becomes her home Almost French is the story of an adventurous heart a maddening city and love.. 45 rounded up A vivid and captivating personal account of the author Sarah Turnbull s seven year life in Paris with her boyfriend Fr d ric The two met each other by chance at a party in Romania while 27 year old Sarah from Sydney was taking a one year break in Europe Fr d ric extended an invitation to Sarah to visit Paris and stay with him for a fortnight a y estSarah decided to take the plunge and start a life in Paris with Fr d ric when she had neither money nor job and her French and knowledge of the country were hardly serviceable She was always willing or even desperately at times to assimilate uickly As each chapter went by we watch Sarah decipher the secret codes of the French culture become comfortable in her own skin and step further toward the almost French she became at the end of the bookThere are plenty in the book that we could call negative stereotypes about French culture and French people particularly Parisians Impenetrable snobby vain dawdling just to name a few Preconceived notions abound to prevent an trang re ger like her to play the part only a guy is expected to pour drinks at the party females are not supposed to laugh out loud arriving on time at a invited dinner would annoy the host etc All those are not new assertions and keep in mind the book was published about 15 years agoYet the author presented her challenges in a endearingly sunny fashion with plenty of witty moments to boot the book is void of melodrama as Sarah steered her readers toward the resolution or at least the evolution relating to culture clashes The most memorable parts to me are the details around the couple s modest Central Paris six floor apartment in a rowdy neighborhood and how the two families from two different continents finally manage to jibe after numerous trial and error Of course Sarah s couture dog Maddie simply too cuteThe story moved at a good pace to keep my attention from waning The prose was efficient unintimidating and had a smooth flow Sarah s journalist background served the book wellI m so glad to have found this one six months before my language immersion in Paris

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Before Eat Pray Love Love and Kindle #215 there was Almost French'This isn't like me I'm not the sort of girl who crosses continents to meet up with a man she hardly knows Paris Almost French PDFEPUBhadn't even been part of my travel plan' After backpacking her way around Europe journalist Sarah Turnbull is ready to embark on one last adventure before heading home to Sydney A French Love and PDF #205 chance meeting with a cha. The Kindle blurb begins with the statement Before Eat Pray Love there was Almost French I missed that statement Duh to me I did not like Eat Pray Love But here we are anywayI m not writing a blurb for this journal I m sharing my opinion of the book It will therefor contain spoilers There are really great points in this book about the French culture as experienced by a radical feminist as the author was seen in a country where she resided for a few years In her later books she writes about their journey back to the southern hemisphere and ultimately back to her country AustraliaAnother reviewer a linguist Australian and French afficionado did not mince words in declaring this book Pointless whiney drivvle that perpetuates the love hate stereotypes we ve been rehashing and rehashing for generations now Alanna s ReviewI was amazed that the author actually remained married and from her point of view happily so We will never hear dearly beloved Fr d ric s side of the story through his own words He wouldn t dare I m sureI found it difficult to believe that the husband the beloved Fr d ric happily gave up a century old inheritancea totally foreign and frightening concept to her to follow her back to AustraliaBefore that he had to give up a spacious apartment in a suburb to live in a dump in the Paris city center just to make her happy Fr d ric Who d have enough of those clean leafy streets Grinning Fr d ric gestures grandly towards the rats and rubbish You want Paris Voil le vrai Paris Nothing was ever to her taste She complained about his choice of furniture his way of life his friends his family his everything And ultimately his everything had to go The language was a gorgeous mellifluous gabble which I can listen to forever without identifying where one word ends and the next begins Those sliding liaisons and smooth syllables the to die for accent and controlled cadence together they make an incomprehensible verbal stew Perhaps his love for his child kept him in the relationship since there was little else justifying this clash of two cultures in which he constantly had to give in She lured him into a shallow world of pop culture and values which defined her but robbed him of himself Who cares It made her happy She just did not understand the concept of space and freedom he was accustomed to and could not adapt to his world Although she pretends in this book that she tried and became almost French it is clear from her actions that it was just the opposite Unfamiliar with the tradition of retreating to family homes on weekends I resent the routine of it the expectation whereas for Fr d ric returning regularly to his pays is the most natural thing in the world He thinks we re lucky having access to a country home just a few hours from Paris Besides the Boulonnais is beautiful I must be crazy not to see it Her observations of the people were sometimes serious sometimes funny like when she described Fr d ric s friend Jean Michel While Fr d ric smells lightly of Davidoff aftershave Jean Michel s personal aroma is flavoured by ripe armpits What I really appreciate about this book is the absence of endless recipes which so many expats indulge in Hallelujah She had me rolling with laughter describing a flatulent moment in a super marketview spoiler Inside suadrons of English shoppers choke the aisles wheeling trolleys piled with wine spirits and enough beer to sink the ferry on the way home As they pass in shorts and singlets thongs and tracksuit pants PANTALONS DE JOGGING Fr d ric s mood sours by the second Never mind that the Auchan hypermarket in economically depressed Boulogne sur Mer is hardly a summit of style like a crevasse Their sloppy dress standards are polluting his hometownRevolted Fr d ric glares at an Englishman who is bending for beer causing his shorts to slide south and reveal a substantial expanse of pink bottom We are standing behind him waiting to get near the shelves when he farts Emphatically Explosively It is not the most gracious of gestures to be sure but you ve got to admit the timing is exuisite What a succinct response to Fr d ric s Brit bashing It s as though the shopper took aim Fr d ric gassed and stunned is just centimetres from the firing line I practically fall on the floor laughingBut someone experiences a serious sense of humour failure Fr d ric is truly genuinely livid The fart is not funny It is and these are his exact words a declaration of war A lack of respect for French standards AN OUTRAGEOUS PROVOCATION And France retreats in a petulant fury abandoning the trolley and leaving the alcohol aisles to the enemy English hide spoiler 901 FRANCE ROUTES AUTOROUTES 2019 FRANCE ROUTIERE MAXI FORMAT RECTO isn't like me I'm not the sort of girl who crosses continents to meet up with a man she hardly knows Paris Almost French PDFEPUBhadn't even been part of my travel plan' After backpacking her way around Europe journalist Sarah Turnbull ¡Dilly-ding, dilly-dong!: Leicester City, el 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  • Almost French Love and a New Life in Paris
  • Sarah Turnbull
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  • 12 February 2019
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