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The Resource (Not quite) Mastering the art of French living, Mark Greenside

(Not quite) Mastering the art of French living, Mark Greenside

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(Not quite) Mastering the art of French living
Title
(Not quite) Mastering the art of French living
Statement of responsibility
Mark Greenside
Title variation
Mastering the art of French living
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every year upon arriving in Plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas-filled Francophile life. Mellowed and humbled, but not daunted (OK, slightly daunted), he faces imminent concerns: What does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering or exiting a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? And most dauntingly of all, when can he touch the tomatoes? Despite the two decades that have passed since Greenside's snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him. Continuing the journey begun in his 2009 memoir about beginning life in France, (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living details Greenside's daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward but always end in a great story. Through some hits and lots of misses, he learns the rules of engagement, how he gets what he needs--which is not necessarily what he thinks he wants--and how to be grateful and thankful when (especially when) he fails, which is more often than he can believe. Introducing the English-speaking world to the region of Brittany in the tradition of Peter Mayle's homage to Provence, Mark Greenside's first book, I'll Never Be French, continues to be among the bestselling books about the region today. Experienced Francophiles and armchair travelers alike will delight in this new chapter exploring the practical and philosophical questions of French life, vividly brought to life by Greenside's humor and affection for his community." -- Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenside, Mark
Dewey number
  • 944/.10839092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greenside, Mark
  • Americans
  • Brittany (France)
  • Brittany (France)
  • Country life
  • Americans
  • Country life
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • France
Label
(Not quite) Mastering the art of French living, Mark Greenside
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Driving (me nuts)
  • Shopping for... --- Money, money, money, money
  • I'm eating what?
  • I cooked this for you
  • A hypochondriac's delight
  • "Je voudrais une con avec deux boule..."
  • Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781510731103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1000049641
  • (OCoLC)1000049641
Label
(Not quite) Mastering the art of French living, Mark Greenside
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Driving (me nuts)
  • Shopping for... --- Money, money, money, money
  • I'm eating what?
  • I cooked this for you
  • A hypochondriac's delight
  • "Je voudrais une con avec deux boule..."
  • Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781510731103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1000049641
  • (OCoLC)1000049641

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