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

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

When Australian Jane Paech moves to Paris, her visions of afternoons in bijou bistros and bookshops on the Left Bank are kept in check by the needs of a young family and a long to-do list that includes apartment-hunting, school selection, and multiple trips to IKEA. Through a collection of sharp observations, insightful travel articles and laugh-out-loud anecdotes, A Family When Australian Jane Paech moves to Paris, her visions of afternoons in bijou bistros and bookshops on the Left Bank ...

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Title:A Family in Paris: Stories of Food, Life and Adventure
Author:Jane Paech
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1921382368
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

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

  • kim
    Jun 03, 2012
    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 ...
  • Diana
    May 27, 2013
    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. ...
  • Carmen
    Dec 21, 2012
    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 cultura...
  • Veronica
    Oct 18, 2014
    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 l...
  • Alison Stegert
    May 08, 2011
    A Mother's Day present ...
  • Allyson
    Feb 23, 2013
    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 engagi...
  • Jan Polep
    Sep 05, 2012
    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 knew...all these fun foodie facts, history stories, id...
  • Laurel Cook
    Aug 13, 2011
    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 move....and decided to become an author along the way! ...
  • Kathryn
    Oct 05, 2012
    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 exp...
  • Linda
    Feb 03, 2013
    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. ...
  • Liz
    Apr 22, 2011
    Gorgeous hard book from the library. Photos are so inspiring! ...
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    Jan 27, 2013
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    Jun 14, 2012
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  • Rachael
    Aug 25, 2011
    A visual feast, and a realistic look at an Australian family attempting to live in Paris. No more Paris Syndrome for me after reading this. ...
  • John Nebauer
    Jul 04, 2013
    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...
  • Betsy Morgan
    Sep 04, 2011
    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 read...
  • Anne Green
    Nov 23, 2014
    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 kn...
  • Michelle
    Apr 06, 2015
    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 an...
  • Beverly
    Dec 22, 2012
    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 ...
  • Indy Fernandez
    May 15, 2018
    Scattered funny anecdotes and a surface insight into daily life in Paris, not much to recommend it otherwise. ...
  • Olwen
    Feb 17, 2016
    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! ...
  • Kate Stedman
    May 31, 2012
    This is a must-read for those of us who love to find out more 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 ...
  • Shann Curtin
    Jun 02, 2012
    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... ...
  • Bonnie Brandon
    Aug 19, 2012
    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 tur...
  • ourhouseinquercy
    May 13, 2013
    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 ...
  • Jane Leahy
    Jun 12, 2013
    Great details of everyday places to visit. Good insight into how Aust kids cope? In French school system. Use with my classes here. ...
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    Jan 09, 2015
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  • Susan White-Riggs
    Jan 19, 2018
    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. ...
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    Oct 22, 2015
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    Oct 04, 2017
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