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The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed Paperback – 13 July 2017

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This book confirms what the English have suspected for many years, that French is not so much a language as a dance, a ritual, a code to be cracked. The Bonjour Effect cracks it -- David Boyle, author of How to be English

An indispensable linguistic roadmap. A highly enjoyable romp through French culture and its language, written with wit and aplomb -- Debra Ollivier, author Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl

Whether you're an expat in France, or simply dream of living there one day, The Bonjour Effect is a helpful resource to cracking the arcane cultural code. Engaging and often funny, filled with examples drawn from the authors' experiences, this is a guide to the most essential of French arts: conversation -- Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating

Whether 'bonjour' is the beginning or the end of your French vocabulary, you'll find something fascinating, surprising, or just plain fou on nearly every page. Before reading this invaluable codebook to French language and culture, I feared that I'd somehow insulted every French waiter, shopkeeper, and clerk between Paris and Nice. Now I know I did, but at least I know why! -- William Alexander, author of Flirting with French

The ability to speak French doesn't mean you know how to have a conversation in French in France. Journalists Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau break down the 'rules' of French conversation in their new book The Bonjour Effect ― CBC

A lively and informative description of the country's cultural habits... -- Lysiane Gagnon ― The Globe and Mail

Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau unravel the mysteries of French conversation. They take readers beyond what the French are actually saying to explain what it is they really mean -- Shannon Broderick ― Gonomad.com

Very funny ― Rudy Maxa's World with the Careys

Packed with fascinating insights ― 49th Shelf

The Bonjour Effect is an indispensable linguistic roadmap. A highly enjoyable romp through French culture and its language, written with wit and aplomb. -- Debra Ollivier, best-selling author of What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart

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Jean-Benoit Nadeau co-authored The Story of French, The Story of Spanish, and the bestselling Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't be Wrong. He lives in Canada.



Julie Barlow co-authored The Story of FrenchThe Story of Spanish, and the bestselling Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't be Wrong. She lives in Canada.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Duckworth (13 July 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0715652192
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0715652190
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 226 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.7 x 2.1 x 20.1 cm
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Julie Barlow was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1968. She moved to Montreal and began learning French in 1987, then started working as a French language journalist in 1996. She lived with her husband, author Jean-Benoît Nadeau, in Paris from 1999-2000 and wrote her first book, Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong (2003), which went on to become an international bestseller. Her next book, The Story of French, won France's 2011 Prix la Renaissance. In 2013, after publishing The Story of Spanish, she returned to Paris with her husband and daughters to write her latest book, The Bonjour Effect (2016). She lives with her family in Montreal, where she works as a journalist, translator and writing instructor.

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