Monday, January 14, 2013

Dreaming of France -- French Illusions memoir

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
I'm always on the lookout for fun books and especially books set in France.
Emma at Words and Peace blog alerted me to a new book about an American au pair in France.

Of course, since I've written 25,000 words of my own non-fiction account as a nanny in France, I had to read this one.
I'm only a couple of chapters into reading this memoir, which is called French Illusions. The author, Linda Kovic-Skow, tells the story from the late 1970s when she wanted to be a flight attendant and was turned down because she didn't speak another language. She determined to learn French by going to France as an au pair. Of course, she pretended she already spoke French to get the job as an au pair.
I'll let you know what I think when I finish.
I'm looking forward to your Dreaming of France posts today.


Esme said...

this sounds like it could be fun.

Louise said...

I just saw this book on another blog a few days ago. I was a nanny in Canada back in the 80s, so I'm quite interested in this one too.

Jackie McGuinness said...

This book sounds interesting.
I enjoyed The Paris Wife last year.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Another book!! I have yet to read yours Paulita :-) .. I am torn between France and Italy for reading Lol .. thanks for sharing, sorry I am a bit slow on the old Dreaming of France meme .

Dianne said...

I love a good read especially when it's set in La Belle France.

Sim Carter said...

What a great title! I'm curious to see how you like it. Sorry, I wasn't able to post a Dreaming of France meme today... I've just been immersed in a sea of Golden Globe day after stuff!

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the shout out! I'm actually reading it right now. so funny [i laughed so much when a guy at the station asked if she had fire...] and on target

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting the meme, a good place for us francophiles to share our discoveries.

Stopping by from
Redy to Walts with weekly posts on french style, food, music si ca vous interesse :-)

Linda Kovic-Skow said...

Hi Paulita,

I came across your blog and much to my delight, saw that you were reading my new memoir, French Illusions. How exciting! It was so much fun to finally put my story down on paper after thirty three years. I hope you enjoy it. Can I invite your audience to visit my website and watch my book trailer? It's a lot of fun.

All the best in the New Year,
-Linda Kovic-Skow

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