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The Accidental Renovator: A Paris Story

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The author takes the reader through her breakneck decisions and pace of life. Her ideal way of visiting a city is looking at real estate. She doesn't speak French, doesn't know anyone in Paris and has never thought of living there. But the autumn she's playing at buying an apartment, is just after a heatwave where 15,000 people died.
Paperback, 286 pages
Published 2005 by Micklind Enterprises
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Helen Mason
Sep 06, 2014 Helen Mason rated it liked it
At the start I wanted to buy an apartment in Paris, by the end I wasn't so sure, it seemed that if you weren't from France, you were "ripped off". Barbara was extremely trust worthy with anybody and it seemed to get her into trouble. Cannot believe she didn't do any research into obtaining quotes etc, before flying someone from Australia who didn't know anything about France building laws.
Nov 18, 2012 Kate rated it it was ok
Story got so repetitive with ongoing tales of renovating woe and socializing with a vast array of friends, none of whom were noteworthy (thank goodness for the list of characters at the front as I could not keep track of which boring character was which).
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Mar 30, 2012 Kirsten Antao rated it liked it
Made me feel a bit sad. But also makes me want to buy an apartment in Paris all the more!
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