petite anglaise

January 31, 2011

signed books, anyone?

Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaise @ 12:23 am

I have several copies of my memoir ‘petite anglaise’ (various formats, various languages) and also of my novel ‘French Kissing’ gathering dust at home and I’ve decided to make them available online.

Naturally I’ll keep one of each edition for my special vanity shelf (which has pride of place above our toilet), but I’d rather the rest were signed and dispatched off to good homes.

So, if you’d like a signed copy of either book, with a message inside of your choosing, please drop me a line at this address and we’ll sort out the logistics.

Available editions include:

French Kissing

UK paperback (only a couple of copies left!)
UK paperback (large print)

Petite Anglaise

US hardback
US paperback
Canadian hardback
UK large print paperback
Lithuanian edition (one left!)
Hebrew edition (a couple left!)
Finnish hardback (one!)

Price: (to cover postage, packing and chocolate – via paypal)

hardbacks and large sized paperbacks €15
small format paperbacks (US, Hebrew) €10


  1. Hi Catherine, are you working on another book now? Hope so! Sally

    Comment by Sally — January 31, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

  2. Hi hope your babies are well

    Comment by lex — February 1, 2011 @ 10:23 am

  3. Hello. I’m from Lithuania and I read both of your books. Yesterday I ended to read “French Kissing”. Amazing storie! I’m waiting for next book very much! Greetings from Lithuania!

    Comment by Emily — February 2, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

  4. Hey… You’re back! Hope everything is going well… and to see more posts from you here soon!

    Comment by athena — February 4, 2011 @ 2:41 am

  5. I am sooo happy Catherine to read you again …. Best wishes and kisses to your loved ones – – I mean ” Bonne Année à la petite famille de la petite anglaise”, of course…

    Comment by Jodie — February 10, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  6. Hi,

    Some of the Mairie de Paris bibliotheques (eg. St Eloi in the 12th) have sections for the deaf and also there are quite a few which are “pole de langues anglais”. It may be worth asking if they’re interested if you don’t have any other suggestions.


    Comment by Jane — February 13, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

  7. Walked from Buttes Chaumont through your area of Paris in the rain two saturdays ago with Brigitte; we lunched in Place des Vosges. She did not get very far with Petite Anglaise en francais I gave her, judging by the static position of the bookmark, so I snaffled it for my bedside reading, albeit just dipping into it.

    Pity you do not place an occasional entry in your blog.

    Comment by Chris — March 4, 2011 @ 11:34 am

  8. Bonjour Catherine,
    Je voulais simplement vous féliciter pour votre livre ”petite anglaise”, j’ai beaucoup aimé le livre mais surtout votre plume. Je voulais également savoir si votre livre ”french kissing” sera traduit en français, j’habite au Québec et je suis impatiente de vous lire.


    Comment by Caroline — March 7, 2011 @ 4:32 am

  9. We don’t want books; we want blog postings!!!

    Comment by pat — March 8, 2011 @ 1:16 am

  10. Hi Catherine

    I’m so excited to see your blog with THE view after reading your book ‘Petite anglaise’! It seems that, comparing to other readers, I read things the other way round, oops. But hey, it’s nice to do things different. I’m feeling very much like the beginning of your book: looking for a job and a place to live. It may not be in France (the desirable job for librarian in Paris doesn’t suit my profile, pity me)but, as anyone knows, it’s hard work to get what you’re hoping for/dreaming of.
    Entre parenthèses: I wonder how you manage to read all your comments! :)
    Wish you the best of luck with Tadpole and little Jack.

    Greetings from Litte Belgium

    Comment by Ann — April 2, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

  11. Hi,
    I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while and I find it amazing.
    So I really hope you don’t mind this:


    Comment by Carol — April 8, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

  12. Hey I stumbled on your blog after looking at a bunch of Paris stuff. I’d be interested to read your memoir. Also, I bet that this might be interesting to you It’s another thing I found that seems like it’s kind of similar to what you did.

    Comment by Carter Nelson — April 10, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  13. Please write another book! French Kissing was amazing as well as your memoir. Looking forward to reading more..

    from Ontario, Canada

    Comment by Michelle — April 12, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

  14. Hi!

    I just have to thank you. I’m from Finland (you know, that tiny place in Europe?) and I just finnished Petit Anglaise-book. I’m in love with the UK and with Paris, so you can imagine how great your life seems to me. The book was amazing in my oppinion, and I really like the way that you write. Thaks for a great reading experiense,thanks for opening your life to us, and good luck with the new baby !

    Comment by lliiiisa — April 17, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

  15. Its good to see you back after you earlier signed off the site.

    I guess I’ll have to get myself a signed copy now…….

    Comment by Dyson — April 25, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

  16. I guess I’ll have to get myself a signed copy now

    Comment by andy18809 — May 31, 2011 @ 8:52 am

  17. I would LOVE one your signed copied of French Kiss in English.

    Comment by charlette — June 4, 2011 @ 12:42 am

  18. Strangely enough, I have just finished PETITE ANGLAISE in English, in Ireland, and (a no-longer-heterosexual male living in Rouergue) enjoyed it hugely. Homosexuality is a condition rather like pregnancy, except it lasts much longer. But the one good thing about it is that it teaches you to live ‘in the sexual moment’ and jettison all that romantic love crap, largely invented by ‘Occitanians’. BUT WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO ASK WAS – do you still have a Lithuanian translation of P.A. ? I would like it sent to my Lithuanian internet-friend in Colorado, who has had bad luck with men, and currently is keeping at arm’s length a hugely solipsistic Sicilian who wants to run her life.

    Comment by Anthony Weir — July 20, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

  19. I think I have to get one too :-)

    Comment by Mel — August 4, 2011 @ 4:49 am

  20. I just finished it. Loved it

    Comment by Livie — August 4, 2011 @ 4:51 am

  21. Hello, i love so much your book ”french kissing” he is with me all the time

    Comment by clara — August 5, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

  22. The only blog I have ever read was my friend’s adventures about the process of adopting a child from Kazikstan, so this whole blog thing is pretty new to me, but I loved your book Petite Anglaise! I bought your book from the dollar table at our local bookstore in the States (NC) since I am a sponge to anything French…I’ve been a French (and English) teacher for 20+ years and love France and the French language. Althought I’ve only visited Paris en route to other places, and for only a few days at a time, I’d love to actually live there! Maybe one day when my two daughters are out of college I can study abroad again to renew my French skills before I retire. I did live in Avignon as an undergrad for 6 months, and Tours for 2 months as a grad student, but Paris is still a destination. Un jour…
    By the way, I recommend another book about France about an American who married a Frenchman and lived in Bretagne, but not in Rennes! It’s called “A Gift from Brittany, ” a very touching book about an female artist who forges a deep friendship with an elderly woman from the country. I also bought this book from the dollar table. Both books were diamonds in the rough as I was entranced by each one.
    You are a very talented writer. Congrats on your new-found career as author of books; it will prove more lucrative than blogging I imagine! The picture of your son is beautiful. It’s funny how having children of your own makes us grow up, gives us new perspective, and makes us appreciate what really is important in life.
    I will look for “French Kiss’ at the bookstore, and perhaps shell out more than $1.00 for it!
    Bonnie Estes
    Statesville, NC

    Comment by Bonnie Estes — August 13, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

  23. Hi Catherine, I was perusing my local fabulous library in Toronto, Canada and I came across your Petite Anglaise book (filed under biographies) beside Obama’s and the like with its cute yellow jacket and picked it up on a whim. I hadn’t seen your blog before and I have not been able to put the book down, it was a wonderful read! I just checked your blog and I see that you are now happily married with a another baby. Congrats and thanks for being so honest in your book! Best to you.

    Comment by Moira — September 7, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

  24. Hi Catherine.. your book ‘Petite Anglaise’ has been on my book shelf for ages after a friend gave it to me, knowing my passion for Paris and all things French. I finally got round to reading on the train to Paris (for my annual ‘fix’)last week from the Lot region where we live, running our French gite business, (
    Although my personal cucumstances are very different,(no kids, live in France only for half of the year, returning to the UK for winter) I’ve loved reading about your life in Paris and have only just looked into your blog and soooooo relieved to see that you’re still writing. I’ve now got to go through the archives to catch up on what’s been happening during the years i’ve missed. I suspect i’ll be taking a smeaky peak at your blog when I should be working!
    can’t wait to finish ‘Petite Anglaise’ then i can search out a copy of ‘French Kissing’
    Bon chance et biz

    Comment by Sally Ball — October 10, 2011 @ 9:58 am

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