Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Armchair travels to escape our polar blast

A Family in Paris - 
stories of food, life and adventure 
by Jane Paech


A Family in Paris by Jane Paech
published by Lantern an imprint of Penguin Books


My name has been on the reserves list at the library for this book for an age, and I have been really looking forward to it, so I was very very excited to hear that it was waiting for me last week. 


I must admit that my first reaction to the book was suprise. I had imagined curling up on the couch with a  travel story,  but the book was an enormous hardcover, which instead of being written in chapters was simply little half-page descriptions on different aspects of life in Paris. 


However, the fabulous photos drew me in, and before long I was truly engrossed in the anecdotes, observations and insights of an Australian family who relocate to Paris for a few years. 


I have had my notebook on hand, as this book is a rich resource for anyone planning a visit to Paris, and especially those who plan to stay for some time.


It's got me to dreaming...


xx Library Girl

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I just found your blog via another blog that I enjoy. I'm looking forward to looking at more of your posts! I'm bummed, though, because I want to read this book and I can't find it on Amazon.com - for the first time, Amazon has let me down! I'll have to keep on looking elsewhere. It looks/sounds like such a good book to read about a city I love!

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