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Paris. The beauty. The grime. The colours and thoughts and songs and sounds and children and dogs. The taste of strawberries, the sky, first métro, last métro, the bells, the dreams …

The city of light, it seems, has its own plans for Jayne. Drawn there in an entirely unforeseen way, she finds herself in a vibrant and dizzying neighbourhood, living in a former monastery,
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2019 by Hardie Grant Travel
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Megan Warren
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Hardie Grant Books for the copy I received. Paris or Die is an evocative memoir of Jayne’s time in Paris. I wanted to eat the buttery croissants, the baguettes, the cheese and drink the wine. I felt like I was in Paris with her.
Kimberley
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this one. Was scared it was going to be another running away to Paris story but it actually had depth and resonated so much with my own story (swap Paris for Barcelona though) The honesty was raw and it was beautifully written. I devoured it in two sittings.
Jane
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
I wanted to read this, and won an uncorrected proof. How exciting, I thought, get an insider's view of an Aussie living in Paris, something I will never do in my lifetime. But I did not care for Jayne enough. I liked some of her friends; the people she met along the way were interesting, finding herself was only mildly interesting.
Unfortunately, I was only ever partially invested in this memoir, so it took a longer time to read than it should have.
Leigh Robshaw
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is beautifully written and Tuttle is masterful with her language. I loved how it gave me an insider's experience of Paris, beyond the tourist traps. It gave a real insight into the culture and the people and the pitfalls of a cross-cultural romance. Found myself wanting to eat croissants and drink wine the entire way through though! Highly recommended.
Toni Stanaway
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved this book, felt as though I was with Jayne on her adventures good and bad throughout Paris !
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Jayne Tuttle is a writer who splits her time between France and Australia. After graduating from the Lecoq Theatre School, she lived in Paris for more than a decade, working internationally as an actor and writer and publishing stories about life in Paris in newspapers, guides and magazines. She currently works for Paris advertising agencies as a bilingual copywriter.
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