Milk with Wine – A child’s year in Paris by Meg Westley (Book Review #791)


Milk with wine is a memoir written and set in 1963. It begins with the author moving to Paris with her family at the age of 8. Meg has a very hard time adapting to the French culture, language, making friends, and in general, anything to do with the trip. The actual experience for her is horrific, and it takes a while before she can find a glimpse of hope just to be able to fit in with the living condition.

The old Paris is very different from the one we know nowadays, and the author describes it very well. She is truthful about her experience, and it is easy to bond with her and feel sympathy for how hard the endeavor has been.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The author’s experience is enduring, and I enjoyed the little successes she had over the triumphs. Everything about the memoir felt like your friend returning home from summer vacation, letting you know how horrible it was.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about the old Paris, their culture, French beliefs in the 1960s and people who like memoirs.

Written by Jeyran Main

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