Home from Holidays, part 2: The French Connection

8 Aug

One of the things I really noticed while visiting Ottawa was the amount of French I heard spoken. We popped into the Chapters near the Byward market and they had a ton of books in French too. It was the first bilingual book store I’ve ever seen.

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The sign reads : Escape – Not only for adolescents.  You probably recognize some covers.

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From Left to right: The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare,  Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, Stay Where You are and Then Leave  by John Boyne

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Some titles change very little, some change a little more.

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It was great to hear and see so much. I enjoyed eavesdropping on conversations and seeing what I could pick up. I even had a brief conversation in French with a woman in the elevator of our hotel. It was an aspect of my trip to Ottawa I hadn’t anticipated, but I was thrilled by it. Ottawa is truly a bilingual city.

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