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suggestions by genre.
Look below for our most recent selections.
When in France, Do as the French Do
is a fun and intriguing book about pop culture, customs, behavior,
history, literature, business and tons more, using a multiple-choice
question method to bring you up to speed on the culture of France.
And of course who can resist a book entitled, French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure,
a breezy but purposeful look at how French women eat and stay slim... bien
dans sa peau...not the least bit scientific, but has great recipes,
solid advice, and an upbeat spirit.
Finally for this round, we mention two light tomes on the theme of
chucking it all, moving to France, and falling in love:
Almost French: Love And A New Life In Paris
by Sarah Turnbull and
C'est la Vie : An American Conquers the City of Light, Begins a New Life, and Becomes--Zut Alors!--Almost French.
Another thank you, Miss B.
Goode, for offering up this fascinating story of Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris.
A true account of the 19th century travails and travels of a giraffe who
is delivered by boat and on foot from the upper Nile to the Parc
Zoologique in Paris.
More travel memoir
From my university days, I remember one of my French profs, Maurice
Elton, bringing in a copy of Mots D'Heures: Gousses, Rames: The D'Antin Manuscript and reading aloud to us
from it. We were puzzled, we were baffled, we were intrigued, we were
dazzled...you might be too. This tiny book is a classic of franglais.
Street French Slang Dictionary
is a companion to the irreverent Street French series by David Burke,
who has now added two more to his stable of everyday/everyway guides to
Street French 1 : The Best of French Slang
Street French 2 : The Best of French...
Street French 3 : The Best of Naughty...
More reference books...
And how about some music and cinema?
includes performances by renowned French '60s icons like Serge Gainsbourg, Georges Brassens, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Barbara,
and contemporary musicians who have been adding new energy, such as
Paris Combo, Enzo Enzo, and Baguette Quartette. A great mix of old and new!
Coralie Clément, a young up-and-comer in France, sounds like a
female Henri Salvador -- jazzy, kittenish, French sexy. Have a listen to her
new CD, Salle Des Pas Perdus.