(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living - Mark Greenside

(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living

By Mark Greenside

  • Release Date: 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The author of I’ll Never Be French returns to his faux-pas-filled Francophile life in this “smart, delicious memoir of life off the beaten track in France” (Julie Barlow, author of The Bonjour Effect).

Despite the two decades that have passed since Mark 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. Returning once again to the small Breton town of Plobien, he finds himself humbled by imminent concerns: What does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? And most dauntingly of all, when can he touch the tomatoes?

(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. Greenside’s beloved 2009 memoir, I’ll Never Be French, introduced the English-speaking world to the region of Brittany in the tradition of Peter Mayle’s homage to Provence. Experienced Francophiles and armchair travelers alike will delight in this new chapter exploring the practical and philosophical questions of French life.