My French Connection

scan10001In 1988, when Walkley Award-winning journalist Sheryle Bagwell moved to France, she could not have known what she would find in her new country.

Luckily she took along a journalist's eye, and this book recounts not only the hilarious, embarrassing  and confusing moments as she and her husband Michael settle into the lovely city of Lyon. There are insightful chapters too on the French paradox, race riots, and France's position in the world. The subtitle says it all: 'coming to grips with the world's most beautiful but baffling country'.

Published by Fourth estate, 2006, 294 pages, rrp $32.99.

 

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