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Every Frenchman Has One
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
Back in print for the first time in decadesand featuring a new interview with the author, in celebration of her forthcoming centennial birthdaythe delectable escapades of Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland, who fell in love with a Frenchman, and then became a Parisian In 1953, Olivia de Havillandalready an Academy Award-winning actress for her roles in To Each His Own and The Heiressbecame the heroine of her own real-life love affair. She married a Frenchman, moved to Paris, and planted her standard on the Left Bank of the River Seine. It has been fluttering on both Left and Right Banks with considerable joy and gaiety from that moment on. Still, her transition from Hollywood celebrity to parisienne was anything but easy. And in Every Frenchman Has One, her skirmishes with French customs, French maids, French salesladies, French holidays, French law, French doctors, and above all, the French language, are here set forth in a delightful and amusing memoir of her early years in the City of Light. Paraphrasing Caesar, Ms. de Havilland says, I came. I saw. I was conquered. From the Hardcover edition.
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rubyslippersreads
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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Olivia de Havilland‘s book probably discusses #FrenchKissingInTheUSA (I couldn‘t choose between these two covers. 😄) #wanderingjune

Cinfhen I agree, both covers are splendid ❤️ 6mo
LeahBergen Has one what? 😮😮 😆😆😆 6mo
LeahBergen But I love both covers! 6mo
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rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I guess you have to read the book to find out. 😂 6mo
rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen I know. 😍 6mo
LeahBergen Or better yet ... I‘ll just travel to France and check for myself. 😆😂😆😂 6mo
mabell Oooo lovely! 😍 6mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Please report back with your findings. 🤣 6mo
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DivineDiana
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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Stopped by the Library to pick up a reserve and decided to “just take a look”
at the books for sale. There was a section for small books marked 50 cents. I could not resist this retro find in perfect condition!

LeahBergen Has one what?? 😆😆 That‘s awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
DivineDiana @LeahBergen Can‘t wait to find out! 😉 10mo
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rubyslippersreads
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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1. Olivia de Havilland—still going strong at 101.
2. I read until I fall asleep. 😊
3. Literary fiction.
4. Microwave oven.
5. Bookstore is closer. I only use the library for ebooks anyway.

#humpdaypost

Billypar I didn't know Olivia de Havilland was still alive- that's amazing. I wonder if she and Kirk Douglas hang out much.. 🤔 1y
dsfisher She‘s awesome! 1y
GlassAsDiamonds Her Maid Marion is still one of my favorites!!!! 😊😊😊 (And Captain Blood. 😊). 1y
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GracieDoo
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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Utterly charming. A sweet time capsule from the sophisticated grandmother you wished you had.
“Of course, when I arrived in France I found that the prevailing mode had nothing whatever to do with the look I left behind me. In fact, the sexy look had never been heard of. In France, it‘s assumed that if you‘re a woman, you are sexy, and you don‘t have to put on a dress to prove it.”
#memoir #charming

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GracieDoo Thank you, @RaimeyGallant ☺️ I appreciate the welcome and will definitely take a look at your tips! 2y
RaimeyGallant Awesome! 2y
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rubyslippersreads
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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Olivia de Havilland, author and actor (as well as a pioneer in fighting for actors' rights and changing the studio system). Fortunately, she's still with us at the age of 100. #reallifeperson #octphotochallenge

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Quellelove
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Transport yourself back to 1950s France and experience culture shock through a movie star's eyes. Fantastic little book. Charming.

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Mishoo
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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A light read , non fiction, set in the 1950s , the book is thoroughly enjoyable. Its an account of the Hollywood actress Olivia de Havilland settling in Paris with her husband and discovering France and all things french. Written in a light vein, the author displays wonderful capacity to laugh at herself. A great read to relax.

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MellieAntoinette
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As charming as the lovely Olivia de Haviland herself! ❤️
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Treatyoshelf
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When I first started reading this, I was like, WTF was this written by a grownup Eloise in Paris? And then as I kept reading, I ended up thinking, Aw, this sounds like a grownup Eloise in Paris!
This was a charming but very dated read. Olivia de Havilland was like a 1950s David Sedaris. Instead of Me Talk Pretty One Day, it's She Talk Pretty ... To Christian Dior.

Treatyoshelf Book 3 of #24in48. I'm still audiobooking Book 2, but this was a nice little diversion. #Readathon 3y
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Bookishsmaug
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3/5 cups of coffee☕️

A delightful little read. sadly it was just too short for me. nonethless a witty and fun story of how hollywood starlet Olivia de Havilland becomes a Parisian🍷

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MissCarrieLou
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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Look at this little delight I just saw at Barnes and Noble! Has anyone read it?

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Ammar25
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Ammar25
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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Reading this book ... It's hilarious and lovely summer read about the City of Lights and its inhabitants from the pov of an esteemed actress who turned 100 years old.

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Bookbento
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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A vintage memoir aprinkled with wisdom, grace, and a little romance. #bookbento

AmyAgentBor Loved her in Gone with the Wind. My favorite movie. 3y
SaraFair Excited to find out about this! Two of my fav things-old movies and France. 3y
LukewarmSiren This sounds wonderful. I loved Julia Childs memoir of her time in France. 3y
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SusanCoulby
Every Frenchman Has One | Olivia de Havilland
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Looking forward to reading this newly updated edition after enjoying the original many years ago!

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