Long Ago In France: The Years In Dijon (Destinations)

by M.F.K. Fisher

Paperback, 1992

Call number

944.42 FIS



Touchstone (1992), Edition: Reprint, 176 pages

User reviews

LibraryThing member verbafacio
In one of M.F.K. Fisher's many memoirs, she recounts the three years she spent living as a student with her husband in Dijon. In a dozen short chapters, the reader will meet countless interesting characters, from the uber-thrifty Ollagniers to the profligate Rigoulets. You will also get a very good sense of Dijon as a place, at least as it was in the 1920s.

While this book was quite pleasant, for some reason it didn't capture me.
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LibraryThing member LoMa
A particularly engaging MFK Fisher compilation
LibraryThing member GraceZ
Three stars seems like too few to give this book, but the fact is that I liked it. I don't know if I would say that "I really liked it".

This book was very description-heavy, which seems appropriate because the foods she described were also very heavy! But it made it hard to get into. I think this book should be read slowly and carefully. You need to give it a lot of attention.

Anyway, it was good, and it her descriptions of toilet facilities certainly made me appreciate my own living situation!
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