A Family in Paris: Stories of Food, Life and Adventure

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  • Title: A Family in Paris: Stories of Food, Life and Adventure
  • Author: Jane Paech
  • ISBN: 9781921382369
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. For many, the thought of living overseas is the dream of a lifetime Make that location Paris and heads fill with thoughts of food, romance and fine living Jane Paech did that for six years with her family, and their experiences were chronicled A Family in Paris stories of food, life and adventure Chronicled is perhaps not the right word, for the book is thematic rather than strictly sequential The chapter titles reflect the author s feelings for this magical city After the first heady impression [...]


  2. Reading this book is a lovely experience at any time, but it would be an especially great book to read for anyone planning a number of weeks in Paris as the author describes boutiques, cafes, museums, parks etc that are off the beaten track which would give a nice, broad Parisian experience to enable exploration of the haunts of the locals It is fun to read about the way in which daily life goes on in Paris the hassles of bureaucracy, the formality of the French, the ways to go about shopping in [...]


  3. This is the living in Paris book I have been trying to find and just happened to pick it up randomly at the library when I was looking for a good book to read Quelle suprise I loved her observations and daily life snapshots It really brought out what I think the real experience of living there with a family would be like and reminded me that I never NEVER want to live there, especially with kids Visit yes, live in the city proper, no way


  4. An essential book for anyone moving to Paris to live Warmly describes the culture, the people, the problems and the beauty And the all important tip Rentals in Paris don t necessarily come with a kitchen



  5. Well, I love Paris, so of course I liked this book But It was interesting and has lots of stores, restaurants, museums, etc to help plan a trip to Paris.


  6. I enjoyed reading this It probably helps that I am heading to Paris and am therefore doing research, but irregardless, it is still an enjoyable read Jane s description of the trials and tribulations of daily life in Paris did make me wonder if I still want to go The seriousness and intolerance of Parisians thus described is an alien mindset to most Aussie and other outsiders There is no doubt that Paris is a beautiful city, but intimidating too.This book maybe non fiction, but it is certainly no [...]


  7. A part memoir, part travelogue, written by Jane Paech who spent 6 years living in Paris with her then husband and two young daughters Delightful read and even if you re not planning to live there, very informative about the Parisian way of life, the natives and things you need to know regardless of the time you spend there Interesting insight into the differences between the Australian and French education systems, which for one of Jane s daughters in particular proved an initially traumatic exp [...]


  8. Love this book It is my bedtime reading Jane Paech and her family moved from Australia to Paris as expats The book is a series of vignettes about Jane, her husband and their two preteen daughters adjusting to everyday life as they attempted to settle in Relatively simple events turn into monumental tasks as a result of language barriers and cultural differences At times the book reads like a Frommer s Guide to Paris Jane documents places that she has frequented and lists them at the end of each [...]


  9. I love this cover, both the dust jacket and underneath For anyone familiar with Paris, this is a lot of fun to read and I jotted down many vocabulary words in addition to salient addresses I was amused by many of her anecdotes and read them aloud to great laughter She is an engaging and witty recorder of events and situations and I really enjoyed the reading of this in a classy and visually appealing format My only criticism is her timeline and and how she jumped around chapter or snippet to sni [...]


  10. interesting, but a little awkward it s about a family from Australia that moved to Paris for 6 years, and is half memoir, half travel book but there s not enough memoir to really make it interesting, and all the travel details slows it down but it s also too long and bulky to be a good travel resource i guess if you were going to go to Paris for a long period of time it would be worth reading I ve always had a fear of going places where I don t know the language, and this book reinforced my fear [...]


  11. An Australian family moves to Paris because of the husband s job This is an account of how they live, manage and discover living in Paris It has some of the gritty details, but lacks some The author balances the negatives, like French bureauracy, with the positives, like the cultural experiences I really enjoyed all the pictures, just felt that this book had fewer details than I would have liked There is no account really of how their lives changed because of this experience, and few of how they [...]


  12. Found this new book and took it home to look at the pictures Read it cover to cover and was fascinated by looking at Paris not as a tourist but from the perspective of a Australian family living in Paris due to job transfer Who knewl these fun foodie facts, history stories, idiotic French proceduresl told in a page here, paragraph there and sprinkled all over with websites, pictures, addresses and Better than Fodor s or Frommer s and could only be improved on by including a plane ticket.


  13. I absolutely LOVED this book I have lived in Paris briefly and always wanted to return This book was extremely enlightening to me I finished it and instantly felt sad and longed to meet the author and befriend her, a real testament to how winning her voice is I look forward to reading of her work and giving this book as a present to my Francophile friends.


  14. Nice pictures, bloody awful read There are so many other great books out there about living in France and or Paris this one is such a let down The author s narrative voice and her insights are nothing short annoying Many of the tips and hints about the French and life in France are heavily borrowed from other books Borrow it from your library for the pictures, but don t waste your money.


  15. The very brief time I spent in Paris seems to really fit how out of place that beautiful city can make you feel if you are NOT Parisian The author give so many revelations on where you should spend you time rather than visiting all the tourist spots This book will be my guide if I ever get the chance to go back.


  16. This is a lovely coffee table style book with beautiful photography and courageous stories Particularly inspiring as the author stepped away from her nursing career in Australia to support her husband in an overseas moved decided to become an author along the way


  17. I have read this book over many weeks It was always delightful to pick it up and become familiar again with Jane and her family To me it was the next best thing to actually being in Paris I loved this book.


  18. This is a must read for those of us who love to find out about the reality of living in Paris Jane Paech documents her troubles with her kids schooling, the language and la mentalite francaise which can be exasperating at times It is a fascinating journey into Parisian life


  19. Lovely book to read but makes me a but glad it was her family moved to Paris, not mine I found the ending a little sad


  20. I loved this book The page design and photographs are gorgeous I learned many interesting details about Paris even though I have been there many times.


  21. Great details of everyday places to visit Good insight into how Aust kids cope In French school system Use with my classes here.



  22. A visual feast, and a realistic look at an Australian family attempting to live in Paris No Paris Syndrome for me after reading this.