Synopses & Reviews
The allure of the Frenchwoman—sexy, sophisticated, flirtatious, and glamorous—is legendary. More than an eye for fashion or a taste for elegance, the French je ne sais quoi embodies the essential ingredients for looking and feeling beautiful.
With wit, whimsy, and wonder, British expatriate Helena Frith Powell uncovers the secrets of chic living in All You Need to Be Impossibly French, a cheeky guide to releasing your inner Frenchwoman. Delving deep into a mysterious realm of face creams, silk lingerie, and shopping-as-exercise, Powell reveals how French women stay impossibly thin and irresistibly sexy by achieving the maximum effect from the minimum amount of effort. Forget diet and inspiration books and style guides—this is all you need to embrace the wisdom of French living, and learn how to turn every day into la petite aventure.
Witty, and very elegantly written... verbal Viagra. (Sunday Times) A fascinatingand illuminatingread. (Daily Mail)
Exploring French women's passion for looking and feeling good, a British expatriate explains the secrets of French beauty, describing how French women achieve maximum effect with the least amount of effort through their passion for face cream, silk lingerie, and shopping as exercise. Original. 50,000 first printing.
With wit, whimsy, and wonder, British expatriate Helena Frith Powell uncovers the secrets of chic living in this cheeky guide to releasing one's inner Frenchwoman. This is all one needs to embrace the wisdom of French living, and learn how to turn every day into "la petite aventure."
About the Author
HELENA FRITH POWELL is a regular contributor to the Sunday Timeswhere she writes the French Mistress columnas well as the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Tatler, Harpers & Queen, and the Independent on Sunday.