Item description for Living and Working in France by David Hampshire...
Fully updated and revised 5th edition and the only book about living and working in France that is updated annually. Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in France and the most up-to-date source of practical information available about everyday life. It's guaranteed to hasten your introduction to la vie francaise, and, most importantly, will save you time trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in France since it was first published in 1993, containing up to three times as much information as similar books!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.95" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Survival Books
ISBN 1901130320 ISBN13 9781901130324
Availability 0 units.
More About David Hampshire
David Hampshire is an experienced travel writer (author, co-author and editor of over 20 books) and an authority on living and working abroad. He lived in Switzerland for over five years and still visits regularly, but now lives in Bath and London (England).
Reviews - What do customers think about Living and Working in France?
Many good "how to's", BUT May 4, 2003
David Hampshire gave much helpful guidance regarding the rules, regulations and bureaucracy in France (although "Frommer's" and "Lonely Planet" books do as well). However, his clear dislike for most things French (especially the people) made the book read more like a prejudiced, bigoted, diatribe. A bit of fun-poking would have certainly been acceptable and lightened a bare facts book, but Mr. Hampshire went on for, literally, pages and at every opportunity to criticize and ridicule. One wonders, if he were corect in his assessments, how a country so filled with stupid, unwashed, crude and lazy people could possibly be responsible for the creation and ongoing care of some of the world's greatest works of artistic expression. Shame on you Mr. Hampshire. Perhaps in your next revision, you'll omit the vitriolic rhetoric. It will be a much better book.
Best of the bunch Jul 4, 2000
I have read two other books in this catagory, "Living, Studying, and working in France", and "Live and Work in France" and this is the best of the three. The "Live and Work..." book is the worst. It is mainly aimed at UK residents moving to France. The "Living, Studying..." book is pretty good too, but doesn't have the concentration of good info as this book. Lots of contacts info for jobs, paperwork, etc. Very thorough. The one thing I wish it had was more about the internet access and contacts for that.
An Excellent guide May 5, 2000
I am going to live in France in September and I recently read this book. It is invaluable and I can see I am going to be referring to it constantly come September. It's just what I needed! Everything I wanted to know and even things I didn't know I wanted to know but was glad I discovered!