| sophie mas | audrey diwan |caroline de maigret | anne berest |
I am one of those girls who daydreams of all things Parisian and would love nothing more than to spend every waking day in Paris. I love the architecture, the culture and of course the style, so this book was always going to hold a special place on my bookshelf.
The first time I attempted to buy it I came out of York Waterstones with Sali Hughes’ Pretty Honest, not that I was in any way disappointed but it was clearly not the french hardback I went in for. It was not until I was in Manchester a couple of weeks later that I actually stumbled upon (ok hunted down) this little beauty.
Since being a child I have loved nothing more than sitting with brand new book, particularly on a rainy day and as a “grown up” I still have that love. Only now when I am found with a book, if I’m not in the bath or in bed I’ll be sat with a large americano or almond latte (if I’m lucky enough to be perched in Cafe Rouge).
There is just something so endearing and relaxing about being lost in a new book -better still when you’re lost in the French capital. When I started How to be Parisian I literally found that I was a third of the way through before I knew it. It’s such an easy, chilled read filled with style, love, friendship and attitude. I sat with a smug grin on my face all of the way through. It’s sarcastic, witty, arty and intelligent – right up my street!
For those wanting a tour guide of Paris, this is not it. You are not on a sight seeing expedition through the city centre. For those of you wanting a light read filled with Parisian humour, this is it. It’s not the most amazing book you have ever read in your life, but it will definitely ease the pain of a miserable Sunday and put a smile on your face.
Jessica KG x
P.S. this book is 100% written for women, by women.
Have you read it yet?