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Almost French

By: Sarah Turnbull
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
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After backpacking her way around Europe, journalist Sarah Turnbull is ready to embark on one last adventure before heading home to Sydney. A chance meeting with a charming Frenchman in Bucharest changes her travel plans forever. Acting on impulse, she agrees to visit Fredric in Paris for a week. Put a very French Frenchman together with a strong-willed Australian girl and the result is some spectacular - and often hilarious - cultural clashes. Language is a minefield of misunderstanding and the simple act of buying a baguette is fraught with social danger.

But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from the sophisticated cafes 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 - seduction. And it becomes her home.

©2004 Sarah Turnbull (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Easy reading and entertaining

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Vivid, lifelike narrative

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Caroline Lee is always the best!

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Simply an entertaining book, suitable for holiday read.

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Absolutely loved it

Would you consider the audio edition of Almost French to be better than the print version?

Don't know only listened to audio version and it was fabulous

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I felt like I was there

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Very enjoyable read!

Great to hear about Sarah’s journey. Loved all the interesting characters and experiences she encountered. Well written and narrated.

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so boring

this book was so boring I was up to chapter 16 and nothing has really happened

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Enjoying the Adventure

Lively, entertaining, informative story. Learned a lot about France. Characters detailed, cute dogs. An enjoyable read.

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Trés Bien!!

The story was delightful to listen to and the narrator was perfect! I loved every minute of this book - the personal reflections mixed with historical info was wonderfully done. I would highly recommend this book, especially to fellow Francophiles!!

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Travel or Romance?

I had to read this for my Travel Literature class. It was pretty good, very nice messages. However, I found that while listening to this memoir, I found it difficult to follow at times. At times, I forgot that the narrator and her partner were still together unless she pointed out the fact specifically.
It's good for travel and understanding how cultural differences work, but if you're looking for a romance novel: don't read this one.

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Loved it

I’ve listened to it three times. Skillfully read. Funny, smart and relatable. I wish her second book was on audible.

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A great book

What a wonderful story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narration was perfect too. Loved hearing about Paris through the eyes of an Australia.

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