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The Resource We'll always have Paris : trying and failing to be French, Emma Beddington

We'll always have Paris : trying and failing to be French, Emma Beddington

Label
We'll always have Paris : trying and failing to be French
Title
We'll always have Paris
Title remainder
trying and failing to be French
Statement of responsibility
Emma Beddington
Title variation
  • We will always have Paris
  • Trying and failing to be French
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As a bored, moody teenager, Emma Beddington came across a copy of French ELLE in the library of her austere Yorkshire school. As she turned the pages, full of philosophy, sex and lipstick, she realised that her life had one purpose and one purpose only: she needed to be French. Instead of skulking in her bedroom listening to The Smiths or trudging to Betty's Tea Room to buy fondant fancies, she would be free and solitary, sitting outside the Cafe de Flore with a Scottie dog at her feet, a Moleskine on the table and a Gauloise trembling on her lower lip. And so she set about becoming French: she did a French exchange, albeit in Casablanca; she studied French history at university, and spent the holidays in France with her French boyfriend. Eventually, after a family tragedy, she found herself living in Paris, with the same French boyfriend and two half-French children. Her dream had come true, but how would reality match up? Gradually Emma realised that she might have found Paris, but what she really needed to find was home. Written with enormous wit and warmth, this is a memoir for anyone who has ever worn a Breton T-shirt and wondered, however fleetingly, if they could pass for une vraie Parisienne
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beddington, Emma
Dewey number
944.361
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beddington, Emma
  • Beddington, Emma
  • National characteristics, French
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Label
We'll always have Paris : trying and failing to be French, Emma Beddington
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057332707
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781447285793
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946705540
Label
We'll always have Paris : trying and failing to be French, Emma Beddington
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057332707
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781447285793
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946705540

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