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The Paris Cooking School

Sophie Beaumont



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Ultimo Press
01 November 2023
The Australian Women’s Weekly Great Read

‘there is a freshness and vivacity to this cooking school novel that is utterly beguiling.’ –The Australian Women's Weekly

Life rarely serves up the perfect dish, but second chances are always on the menu . . .

There’s nothing quite so beautiful as Paris in the spring; and when you add in the chance to learn the French way of food, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, who can resist? Not Gabi Picabea or Kate Evans who have come from Australia to Sylvie Morel’s Paris Cooking School.

Both are at a crossroads, and learning to cook the French way in Paris, far away from all their troubles, seems like the perfect escape. 

Still bruised from a shocking betrayal by her ex-husband, Kate is trying to find a new place for herself in life, and emotional peace, while French–Australian artist Gabi is struggling with a crippling creative block.

Meanwhile, Sylvie is facing challenges of her own – a mysterious harassment campaign against the school and a reassessment of her relationship with her commitment-shy lover, Claude. 

For each of the women, that extraordinary April in Paris will bring unexpected twists and transformations that will change the course of their lives.

A delectable novel about love, hope and the consolations of the perfect strawberry tart, The Paris Cooking School is a treat for the soul.

Praise for The Paris Cooking School

‘A delicious read.' – New Idea
Imprint:   Ultimo Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781761151415
ISBN 10:   176115141X
Pages:   352
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sophie Beaumont is the pen name of Sophie Masson AM, who was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up in France and Australia. A bilingual French and English speaker, she has a master’s degree in French and English literature and a PhD in creative practice. Sophie is the prolific and award-winning author of more than fifty novels for children, young adults and adults, many of which have been published internationally. 

Reviews for The Paris Cooking School

‘Maybe it's the mouth-watering and intricate food descriptions that send readers into a reverie, because be warned: You will be reaching for the frying pan, cracking eggs and slicing in decadent shards of butter and handfuls of fresh green herbs in no time. Or maybe it is just the possibility of abandoned amour that follows our characters along every street.’ * The Australian Women's Weekly *

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