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Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl
  

Lessons in French

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This debut is a seductive, warm and witty coming of age story set in the most romantic city on earth. Kate can’t believe her luck when she nabs a job working for a world famous photo-journalist in Paris. But the reality of the situation comes crashing down on her when it is clear that her boss is up to giving Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada) a run for her money as a ‘boss from hell’ and the guy she falls for is dating the boss’ daughter!

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Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl

Fresh out of university and determined to dream big, Kate can hardly believe her luck when she lands a job as a 'little-bit-of-everything' to the world famous photo-journalist Lydia Schell. Better still, the job is in Paris, and her guide to the most romantic city on earth is the handsome Olivier. The Berlin Wall is about to come tumbling down, and the world feels full of possibility. But the oh-so-charming Lydia turns out to be the boss from hell. The 'little-bit-of-everything' includes collecting under-the-counter diet pills and walking a flatulent dog round the rainy streets of the sixth arrondissement. And the gorgeous Olivier? He happens to be dating Lydia's daughter...As the two worlds of her disastrous job and exciting flirtation look set to collide, Kate is about to get a fast education in the French approach to having it all.

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'Kate's lessons are hard-won and often risky - and yet we believe and fully root for her from page one. An affecting and intelligently drawn debut.'
Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

About the Author

Hilary Reyl has a PhD in French literature from NYU with a focus on the nineteenth century, and has spent several years working and studying in France. She lives in New York City with her family. This is her first novel.

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Publication date

23rd May 2013

Author

Hilary Reyl

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www.hilaryreyl.com/

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
NewGen - YA Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Romantic Fiction
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Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9780007446261

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