Saturday, 25 October 2014

Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod

I can't remember how I heard about Paris Letters.  But a big thank you to whoever posted about it.  There are a lot of memoirs about people moving to France so I wasn't sure what to expect. But this was different.  It wasn't so much about Paris – although the Paris Painted Letters that the author created did give you the real atmosphere.  These are reproduced in black and white throughout the book.

No, the most appealing thing was that it was about the author's internal journey from being a busy hard driven office worker to shedding almost all her possessions and moving to Paris and just hanging out.

There's a love story too.  But I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a cluttered life – it will make you think.  Off to do something about my wardrobes right now!

I have also added Janice MacLeod's blog to my Bloglovin blogs.


  1. Like the sound of this memoir. Always admire people who make radical changes like this.

  2. Pinning this for later. Thanks, Carole!

  3. Now this book sounds very good to me.

    THANKS for sharing.

  4. That does sound interesting - and I like anything set in Paris...

  5. At first, I was disappointed that this was such a light, chick-lit kind of story, since I expected something that shared more of the author's challenges, I ended up really enjoying it. I thought it was a lot of fun and liked that it could be a good place for fans of chick-lit to jump into nonfiction if they were so inclined :)

  6. Just ordered from our library! Thanks..need a light read!


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