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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 writer I think the editor just had too much work to do here and gave up Commas semi colons even full sto

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    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 other than brief caricatured appearances after picking her up at the airport he effortlessly whips up an elegant lunch setting the table with crystal knife rests and an antiue silver bowl

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    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 th

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    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 because of her own stupidity This one she goes into the major cultural differences that she found in the way the French live Even though she was Australian you could definitely relate to the Anglo Saxon

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    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 t

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    This story of an Australian woman who meets and falls in love with a Frenchman almost immediately moving to Paris

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    45 rounded up A vivid and captivating personal account of the author Sarah Turnbull’s seven year life in Paris with her b

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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 P

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    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 from him to visit Paris She goes and the rest is history which this book chronicles She covers t

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    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

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Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Sarah Turnbull

Ith social danger But as 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 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 lov. 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 which I think are important when reading a girly memoir Memoirs are a difficult genre to write and I don t think she ever really got there for me at least although I accept that I am an extremely harsh memoir critic I also felt that the book would have been so much better if ONLY she didn t have the French boyfriend She sort of dances around this topic because clearly she doesn t want to make too much of it and take away from her cultural observations In fact I felt that as a reader I wanted it one way or the other either leave your boyfriend out of things or give me juicy details so that I can understand what your relationship is actually like She sort of hedged and did neither So again ehIf you want warm heartfelt stories about Paris and Parisian culture I would much heartily recommend Adam Gopnik s Paris to the Moon I found his writing style and themes to be much charming and enjoyable

Summary Almost French Love and a New Life in Paris

Almost French Love and a New Life in Paris

Before Eat Pray Love there was Almost Love and Kindle #216 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 Kindle hadn'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 MOBI #241 chance meet. 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 other than brief caricatured appearances after picking her up at the airport he effortlessly whips up an elegant lunch setting the table with crystal knife rests and an antiue silver bowl filled with flowers While contemplating the opulent table setting the author makes a profound observation that will be repeated throughout the book This must be how things are done in France We are also treated to such insights as French woman have no female friends due to French cultural pressures to be beautiful and sexually attractive therefore all other women are perceived as a threat Okay She also reaches the conclusion that the French like meat and that one wouldn t dare serve say a veggie lasagna at a dinner party This self indulgent author whines and drones on about her difficulties adjusting to ex pat life illustrating with hilarious anecdotal evidence such as wearing Doc Martens to an elegant cocktail party or brashly helping herself to champagne as the other guests wait for their hosts to arrive We also get to hear her complain that Frederic s apartment located in the lovely leafy suburb of Levallois isn t located in the real Paris shockingly after living with him for only 4 months she starts to nag him to buy a place in the centre de ville She struggling to establish herself as a freelance journalist with absolutely no income actually whines that the 20 minute train ride to the center is inconvenient Annoying author aside the book is clunky and poorly edited It seems as though the author put together a collection of her rejected articles on ex pat life and arranged them in chronological order and called it good At times I felt that she tried to follow the general organization of Adam Gopnik s Paris to the Moon but this book has nothing in the way of the charm or compelling insights that Gopnik so delightfully shared in his collection of essays

Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Sarah Turnbull

Ing with a charming Frenchman in Bucharest changes her travel plans forever Acting on impulse she agrees to visit Frédéric in Paris for a week Put a very French Frenchman French Love and a New MOBI #224 together with a strong willed Australian girl and the result is some spectacular and often hilarious cultural clashesLanguage is a minefield of misunderstanding and the simple act of buying a baguette is fraught w. 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 because of her own stupidity This one she goes into the major cultural differences that she found in the way the French live Even though she was Australian you could definitely relate to the Anglo Saxon mindset she went to France with which seems the same whether you are American English Canadian or Australian The same differences were there the same misunderstandings the same surprise at certain aspects of French behavior You could definitely relate It made the cultural differences seem so vast My only complaint was not one of the book but that the author lived there in the 90 s I imagine that with the increasing globalization internet connection and younger generations the cultural differences are probably much less pronounced than they were when she arrived I definitely won t be as surprised at something I find bizarre when I go there though From the etiuette at dinner parties to conversation faux pas everything was really fascinating It further helped that she did her best with the aid of her French husband no doubt to explain why the differences were there a shared cultural past social hierarchies left over from times past how women and men perceive one another because of the way they grow up All of it Very fascinating And on a extra note of cultural understanding I thought it was very interesting how similar all Anglo Saxon cultures are