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"Required reading for anyone contemplating a spot of French leave." -Marie Claire "An entertaining tale of being a fish out of water in one of the most magical cities in the world." -Everything France A delightful new twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes readers on a tour fraught with culture clashes but rife with insight and deadpan humour - a charming true story of what happens when Sarah meets a very French Frenchman. Backpacking around Europe, twenty-something Sarah Turnbull meets Frédéric and impulsively accepts his invitation to visit him for a week in Paris. Eight years later, she is still there - and married to him. The feisty Sydney journalist swaps vegemite for vichyssoise and all things French, but commits the fatal errors of bowling up to strangers at classy receptions, helping herself to champagne, laughing too loudly and (quelle horreur!) rushing out for a baguette in her 'pantalons de jogging'. But Paris's maddening, mysterious charm proves irresistible and Sarah makes spectacular progress. She finds work as a freelance journalist, learns to survive Parisian dinner parties and how to deal with grim-faced officialdom. As she navigates the highs and lows of Parisian life, covering the haute couture fashion shows and discovering the hard way the paradoxes of France today, Sarah succeeds in becoming 'almost French'. "A warm, insightful view of the French and why they remain the idiosyncratic, artistic and savvy scarf-tying population we secretly aspire to. Elucidating the love-hate relationship the non-French world feels for the Gallic one, Turnbull illuminates the equation of seduction, fascination and frustration in her own experience. And I loved it." -Carla Black, Paris Through Expatriate Eyes
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