Kindle Price: $5.99
includes tax, if applicable
kindle unlimited logo
Read this title for $0.00. Learn more
Read for $0.00
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

But you are in France, Madame by [Berry, Catherine]
Kindle App Ad

But you are in France, Madame Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$5.99

Length: 384 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Kindle Monthly Deals
Kindle Monthly Deals
New deals each month starting at $1.49. Learn more

Product description

Product Description

At the collège for a parent-teacher interview, I met my daughter outside in the courtyard and she showed me up to her classroom. Her teacher was busy chatting, so we waited patiently in the corridor. When he did come out, he indicated that the meeting would take place downstairs and headed off with us in tow.

Before sitting down, I introduced myself using my first name, and put out my hand to be shaken. He mumbled back his full name as he took my hand, although I suspect he would have been shocked if I had actually dared use it. By this stage, I had already understood that teachers did not expect to be questioned about their practices. Of course, I did—question him, that is; politely and almost deferentially. There was a slight pause, as he dipped his head to better digest what he had heard. Then, with the assurance of a perfect, unarguable answer, he replied, “But you are in France, Madame”.

Some months before, my husband, three children and I had casually unzipped and discarded our comfortable Australian lifestyle and slipped on life in the country of haute couture. On arrival, there was no celebrity designer waiting for us, ready to pin and fit our new life to us; so we threw it on and wore it loosely, tightly, uncomfortably, any old how—until we learned for ourselves how to trim, hem and stitch à la française. This book is testament to the joyous, but not always easy, journey that we took along the way.

Our story ‘But you are in France, Madame’ was written from the heart. If you love France, reading about France, are curious about the lives of others or are planning your own trip to France, then this might just be the book for you.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10102 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Catherine P M Berry (10 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BN54FXS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

click to open popover

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

TOP 500 REVIEWER
31 October 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews
J. Bucar
5.0 out of 5 starsLiving the Savoe life
15 February 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful.
Patricia L. Sands
4.0 out of 5 starsAn engaging memoir about moving to France
21 November 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
kiwi
5.0 out of 5 starsA loving memoir of a family's joy in France and in each other
9 June 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Leslie M. Ficcaglia
4.0 out of 5 starsA Well-Written and Engaging Memoir about an Australian Family's Experiment in French Living
20 September 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
Paulita
5.0 out of 5 starsFamily Adventures
25 February 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?