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tout sweet america

August 1, 2011

5997915242_cb6c19b310.jpgTo tie in with the official launch day of Tout Sweet in the US, I've written a two-part guest posting for Liberty London Girl, starting today with 'Five Things I've Learnt Since Moving To France' (including why Frenchmen wear Speedos and the secret of how never to be ill from oysters again...)

Sasha, a fellow Francophile - soon to be holidaying (or should that be 'vacationing'?) just 56km from me - was one of the first to read and review Tout Sweet, second only to my friends in the travel department of The Mail On Sunday. Her support has been invaluable and her quote is on the cover of the US version. Cheers for that LLG!

In other news, my third book, 'Tout Soul: The Pursuit Of Happiness In Rural France' is a whisker away from completion. It's been a while I know, but I'd like to thank everyone who has sent motivational emails telling me to get a move on, thus helping to pull me back from the brink of a recently acquired Twitter addiction (www.twitter.com/mimipompom1).

Biff meanwhile, spurred on by the success of his guest blog posting - well, five comments! - is wondering if he should write a tell-all book, provisionally entitled, 'A Dog's Life: Tales From The Poitou-Charentes.

Finally, I've already started to receive emails from readers in the US who managed to get hold of early copies of Tout Sweet and must have read it, well ... tout de suite, so I'd like to say thank you and bonjour to them..

comments (19)

1. Posted by Amanda on August 4, 2011 10:27 AM

Good luck with the US launch Karen, huge you will be a huge success! Great news to hear Tout Soul is near completion - very exciting! Looking forward to hearing updates re the launch.x

2. Posted by markyj on August 4, 2011 5:16 PM

Hey cool, they'll lap it up...Hollywood next :-) x

3. Posted by LIz Bryant on August 5, 2011 1:55 PM

Ooh, so excited for Tout Soul!!! Hope the US launch goes well - you're bound to be a huge hit. Reckon Markyj's right... Hollywood next?! ;-) Have followed you on Twitter too.
Liz x

4. Posted by alisha on August 9, 2011 6:17 AM

Good luck on the US launch! A British woman in France - how could it not be a hit, really?

5. Posted by Cassard on August 10, 2011 9:21 PM

So excited to hear about Tout Soul - a pity it wont be out though for my next trip to France next week! - could do with a great holiday read! Will just have to read the other two again!xx ps Good luck in the US too!

6. Posted by Kerry Ramsay on August 13, 2011 1:56 AM

Yay - looking forward to Tout Soul. Can't wait till it's released in Canada. Loved the first two books!! :)


7. Posted by Annie on August 13, 2011 12:16 PM

Hope the US launch is doing well Karen..Im so looking forward to tout soul....cant wait to read more about your life in France.......

8. Posted by Shana on August 15, 2011 12:34 AM

Loved Tout Sweet! Found it at Barnes & Nobel on 86th Street in NYC. Thanks for sharing your journey. Wish I had the faith to take a break from my crazy NY life!

9. Posted by Jane Hardwidge on August 15, 2011 2:46 AM

I'm one of your US readers and I couldn't put your book down! I discovered your blog recently and read it through from the start, then bought "Tout Sweet". I love your writing and was prompted to buy a couple of geraniums for my deck to create a little corner of France in Northern California! I'm an English francophile (lived in Paris for a year) and moved from London to San Francisco 11 years ago. Good luck with the US publication. Jane

10. Posted by AndrewU on August 22, 2011 4:20 PM

Hi Karen

Good news about the third book - wait in anticipation for publication. If it is as brilliant as the other two, it will be a sure fire winner!

11. Posted by Warren on August 24, 2011 5:17 PM

Hi Karen

I live in Niagara Falls, Canada.
I'm really glad to hear of your third book ! I've read Tout Sweet and Toute Allure. Both were fascinating and intriguing.

12. Posted by Mandy on August 29, 2011 2:43 AM

Almost done with Toute Sweet - SO inspiring!

13. Posted by Linda on October 1, 2011 10:12 PM

Hi Karen,

I live in Cleveland, Ohio. Just finished Tout Sweet. What a pleasure it was to read. You are living my dream! Can't wait to read more. Best regards.

14. Posted by Erikka on October 8, 2011 5:58 AM

You are an inspiration and I enjoy your writing style so much that I could hardly put down Tout Sweet! I am an American who was lucky enough to live and study in Provence so I have a deep appreciation for many of the simple things you came to love about your New Life in France. Bless you for recognizing that a wardrobe full of designer shoes and handbags does not create fulfillment; and further still, thank you for sharing your enlightenment in such a charming and humorous manner.

15. Posted by Kim, Rambling Family Manager on October 12, 2011 9:54 PM

Hi: I just finished "Tout Sweet". Thanks for the great read!

16. Posted by Sarah on October 13, 2011 9:48 PM

Hi Karen. I live in South Africa, after ordering your first book online I was addicted and had to read the second. So excited to hear another is on the way. ~ Sarah

17. Posted by belinda on October 20, 2011 7:44 AM

I'm reading tout sweet & toute allure for the second time. Love visualising the countryside in France & laughing at the characters. Javier Bardem is 'The lion'. Can't wait for the next installment :)

18. Posted by Sara on October 23, 2011 1:08 AM

Just read your book in Minneapolis, Minn. Loved it, read in a couple of days. It is so inspiring. Loved hearing about life away from the city and the house. I wanted to read more, the posts between the stories.

Congrats. It is a great read.

19. Posted by Tereza on July 18, 2012 2:41 AM

I've read all three of your books! Loved them all! I live in the US and had to wait for the last two to be shipped from the UK. Please keep writing,

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