mardi 9 mars 2010

The Secret Life of France - Lucy Wadham - book review

The Secret Life of France

I just finished reading this book but it's been so long since I started it that I can barely remember what I just read. All I can tell you is that it is very similar to Sheryle Bagwell's My French Connection in that it's about the author's personal journey and relationship, and her/their life in France, interspersed with articles and opinions about France's history, culture, politics, etc.

I admit I probably only read 2/3 of the book. I flipped through many pages which didn't interest me, for example the section that went on and on and on about the second world war. If I wanted to know more about that I would've read an encyclopedia!!

It's a good book if you like knowing the nitty gritty of France's history and politics, and religion, and culture, etc etc... I am interested in that stuff but I can only take so much... there was too much of it and not enough of her story. It starts off really interesting talking about how she met her (later to be) husband... but further into the book the history textbook aspect was just too much for me. I found it far less interesting than A French Connection and nowhere near as good as Lunch in Paris.

I'm glad I only borrowed it from the library!

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