Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

Written by: Sarah Turnbull

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In this charming and witty memoir, Sarah Turnbull takes readers on a delightful journey through the ups and downs of falling in love with a Frenchman and adapting to life in Paris. What starts as a whirlwind romance with Frédéric, whom she meets by chance in Bucharest, turns into a daring adventure when Sarah impulsively accepts his invitation to visit him in Paris.

As an Australian journalist far from home, Sarah humorously navigates the cultural clashes, linguistic challenges, and social faux pas that come with being a foreigner in the City of Light. From mastering the art of French conversation to surviving haute couture fashion shows, Sarah’s experiences paint a vivid and enchanting portrait of Paris and its seductive culture.

Through her fresh and honest perspective, Sarah unveils the paradoxes of modern-day France and the mysterious allure of the French way of life. Despite the occasional frustrations and misunderstandings, Sarah finds herself gradually falling under the spell of this magical city and its people.

“Almost French” is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting a new life in a foreign land or succumbing to the charms of an unexpected romance. Sarah Turnbull’s engaging writing and self-deprecating humor make for an entertaining and insightful tale of self-discovery, love, and the joys and challenges of embracing a new culture.


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