Before EAT, PRAY, LOVE there was ALMOST FRENCH. Australian Sarah Turnbull's wryly observant and hugely entertaining fish-out-of-water story became an international bestseller, with more than 200,000 copies sold in Australia alone. Now Sarah shares the eagerly awaited next chapter of her story, in a very different paradise on earth, A beautiful story of love and longing, from Paris to Tahiti... For many people, finding the love of your life and moving to Paris would come pretty close to having it all. Having shared her story in the bestselling Almost French, Sarah turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. But there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible. then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offers a new beginning - and new hope. Leaving Paris behind was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is known as paradise on earth, tahiti... 'An entertaining and heartfelt memoir recounting the joys of adventure and family life' Publishers Weekly 'Perceptive, evocative ... deeply touching' Booklist
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In just a few lines, Sarah Turnbull can conjure a detailed, three-dimensional life most of us will only ever daydream about, and that ability has made her first memoir, Almost French, a favourite book of countless readers. In her second book, we receive another invitation to enter Turnbull’s world as she and Frédéric relocate from Paris to Tahiti.
When her French husband decides to accept a job offer in Tahiti, author Turnbull (Almost French) and her husband leave Paris and set up a new home on the island of Mo orea. While her husband commutes off-island each day to work, Turnbull creates a daily routine a swim in the lagoon steps from her door. When in the water, she can forget about her own slow-to-take-shape work, a second novel. Out here the novel that s going nowhere seems blissfully far away. In this womb of water there is no sense of solitude or emptiness. A journalist by profession, Turnbull does a splendid job of chronicling her story of leaving behind the city she loves and creating a new life in a vastly different culture. The pair discover scuba diving, they travel and form new friendships. The author also recounts their persistent longing for a child. Following a series of unsuccessful IVF treatments, Turnbull gives up on having any children. Yet, she is persuaded to give IVF treatment one more try, which proves successful. But the couple s bliss of parenthood is shattered following their son s serious injury in an accident. Turnbull makes splendid use of her journalistic skills in this entertaining and heartfelt memoir recounting the joys of adventure and family life.
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All Good Things
This is such a heartwarming book, without being in the least sentimental. Sarah Turnbull invites one into her life and holds nothing back.
She is a woman of great courage, warmth and humour. Her writing style is free-flowing and engaging, making this book one I highly recommend.
Please don't end!
All Good Things indeed do come to an end and I am bereft. I know you and Freddie better now and I love Oliver. What a superb effort. Thank you.