My French Whore

by Gene Wilder | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312360576 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing of Bellingham, Washington USA on 11/27/2013
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing from Bellingham, Washington USA on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The beloved actor and screenwriter's first novel, set during World War I, delicately and elegantly explores a most unusual romance. It's almost the end of the war and Paul Peachy, a young railway employee and amateur actor in Milwaukee, realizes his marriage is one-sided. He enlists, and ships off to France. Peachy instantly realizes how out of his depth he is--and never more so than when he is captured. Risking everything, Peachy--who as a child of immigrants speaks German--makes the reckless decision to impersonate one of the enemy's most famous spies.

As the urbane and accomplished spy Harry Stroller, Peachy has access to a world he could never have known existed--a world of sumptuous living, world-weary men, and available women. But when one of those women--Annie, a young, beautiful and wary courtesan--turns out to be more than she seems, Peachy's life is transformed forever.

Released 6 yrs ago (12/15/2013 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases


This book has been mailed to booksandmusic of Seattle, Washington as an RABCK because it was on her wishlist.

I hope you enjoy this book, booksandmusic.

Journal Entry 3 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, December 20, 2013
Thank you! I really appreciate that! Have a great weekend and happy holidays.

Journal Entry 4 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, May 09, 2016
I haven't read it yet but it slated to be read this month. I am listing it in the ABC VBB.

Journal Entry 5 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, May 13, 2016
This is a romance in the true sense of the word romantic. The writing is spare, stark, illuminated and deeply moving.
Paul Peachy, railway worker, amateur actor and unhappy newlywed, decides one day to join the army. WWI, American army. This story defines courage and love. I can't tell you what happens but I can recommend that you read it.

I loved this book so much that if it is not selected in the ABC VBB I would like to put it into my permanent collection.

Journal Entry 6 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, July 22, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (7/22/2016 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA


Mailed to the bookcrosser who requested it.

Journal Entry 7 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Friday, July 29, 2016
Thank you for sharing this book. I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 8 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Sunday, April 07, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this little novel. It's a fast read, but also charming and warm. I've admired Gene Wilder's talent for acting and screenwriting, and now this book.

I'm going to take My French Whore to the 2019 Bookcrossing Convention in Mainz.

Released 9 mos ago (4/27/2019 UTC) at Haus der Jugend - BC Convention 2019 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany


Please enjoy this book, as I have enjoyed this fantastic convention.

Journal Entry 10 by wingAzukiwing at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, April 29, 2019
This French mademoiselle sure seems to enjoy traveling... >: D
Great meeting you in person, rhythmbiscuit!

Journal Entry 11 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, May 08, 2019
A surprisingly quick read, though it doesn't at all mean that it's a fluffy read. I enjoy it very much.

I think Harry would prefer to stay on this side of the Atlantic and not get shipped home. Bringing this to the BC meetup with some local BCers in Lisbon. Hopefully it will get picked up, if not I will release at an OBCZ.

Journal Entry 12 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Friday, May 31, 2019
Conto, passed this book to me. I never knew that Gene Wilder was a writer, so I'll give it a chance.

Journal Entry 13 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Wednesday, July 03, 2019
I was delightedly surprised by this novel. It has war, death, romance, adventure and a very likeable character - probably like Gene Wilder itself, that always seemed to be a kind person.

Thanks Azuki, for letting the book on this side of the Atlantic :)
Now its available for more travels.

Journal Entry 14 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Friday, September 20, 2019
Dukesa wished it, the wish-list game happened, and the book is ready for new travels.

Hope you enjoy it, Dukesa.

Journal Entry 15 by Dukesa at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Arrived today, can't wait to read it! Thank you so much, irus! :*

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