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Are you a book worm?

Relocating can be daunting, especially if you not had the opportunity to fully experience the country your moving to. Often hearing about the experience of others helps put a different perspective on things.

We’ve asked a number of our team members to share their views and thoughts on a range of books that might be useful if you’re thinking of moving abroad.


Catching the Sun By Tony Parsons

This novel explores the Finn family’s experiences as they leave broken Britain in search of a better life abroad. Destination: Hat Nai Yang beach in Phuket, Thailand. It’s a book about a family who go in search of paradise but end up discovering themselves...
Lesley Putnam, Regional Alliance Manager
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Expat Women Confessions

Expat Women: Confessions" is unique in that it is written in the style of a problem page.  It contains letters which are all written by expat women expressing their problems or worries in moving and living abroad.  Answering the questions are Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth...
Jenny Weller, Mobility Consultant
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One Year in Wonderland by Christopher R Combe

This book is an autobiography which details Christopher Combe’s working and personal life in Dubai.  It appealed to me as it’s always interesting to read a first-hand account of what it is like to live in a city if you haven’t visited there or experienced living there yourself...
Peter Arnold, Relocation Advisor
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Written in the voice of Hadley Richardson, first wife of the renowned author Ernest Hemingway, the story explores Hadley's struggles with her roles as a woman—wife, lover, muse, friend, and mother—and tries to find her place in the intoxicating and tumultuous world of Paris in the twenties...
Laurie Hibbert, HR Director – EMEA
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The Sensible Girls Guide to Emigrating Elegantly by Sally Corner

Women in their 20s and 30s are one of the biggest groups among those that leave the UK every year for a new life overseas. In this book, Sally Corner passes on tips and advice for women on the move, based on her own experience moving from London to Perth...
Rachel Perlman
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