Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Petite Anglaise

I read Petite Anglaise’s (Catherine Sanderson) book a while ago and for some inexplicable reason, I am just now getting around to posting about it. I used to be a regular reader of P.A. and at some point, I guess I got tired of her navel-gazing (her term, not mine) and tapered off. I was still a semi-regular reader when the Brit gave me a copy of the book.

It starts with Petite’s stay abroad in France and suddenly jumps forward many years to her life with Mr. Frog and Tadpole. It was difficult for me to get past the overly flowery writing style and if I hadn’t been a reader of her blog, I’m not sure I would have continued. But I persevered and ended up in the “behind-the-scenes” version of the blog. Overall, the book was enjoyable, however I wouldn’t call it a must read.

If you followed Petite’s blog anytime during the past few years and wonder about information she didn’t share online, borrow a copy of the book. For people looking for insight into what it’s like living as a foreigner in France, this is not the book for you.

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