"Charming...a superbly informed insider's tale." (The New York Times
"...populated by a charming, eccentric cast of flawed yet heartfelt characters. Fatima's Good Fortune allows readers to believe that goodness is sometimes rewarded." (Booklist)
Fat, illiterate Fatima Monsour leaves Djerba in Tunisia to take up the place of her dead sister working in Paris for the Countess Poulais du Roc. Fatima is on her way to America to find the husband who deserted her. Fat and illiterate she may be, but Fatima is a woman of personality, initiative and warmth and within no time Paris, for her, becomes a village full of mostly kind and interesting people. Touching and funny this is a real feel good listen and I highly recommend it as a relaxing, unchallenging listen. Beautifully read with humour and style.