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This is an auction for THE THING ABOUT PRAGUE by Rachael Weiss.

Subtitled "How I gave it all up for a new life in Europe's most eccentric city". reviews:

"When Rachael Weiss left a normal life in Sydney to be a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and the mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs of a country that values beer and potatoes above everything else. In this surprising and generous memoir Rachael attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment, dodge unscrupulous employers, and perhaps find love. She gets lost in the woods with a software engineer who wants to eat humans, finds herself leading services at the Spanish synagogue with no real idea of what she was doing, and spends long nights drinking beer with slightly mad locals and expats. Rich in absurdities and humour, The Thing About Prague is rife with insight, culture clashes, and friendships."

"FIVE STARS!! Rachael Weiss's second book about Prague is really entertaining. It is a travel memoir full of fantastic personalities and interesting insights. I particularly liked her tales of working life in Prague. Weiss portrays the bureaucratic nightmare of working permits and residency applications in the Czech republic with style and humour. There are some really interesting episodes about her Czech friends and family also. I especially liked her account of her time with the Spanish Synagogue community. This is exceptionally original writing, and educational, too. I will certainly read it before another trip to Czech Republic. Brilliant!"

Large format (trade) paperback 2014.

377 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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