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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Thing About Prague ...
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''I'd like to say that my decision to move to Prague permanently was based on something grand and noble - a desire to trace my roots, a sense of adventure, my literary heart yearning to burst into flower in the sweet soil of Old Europe - but I can't. The truth is that I had nothing better to do.'

'When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just 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 full of warmth and unstoppable sociability, Rachael attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment (any apartment!), dodge unscrupulous employers, and perhaps find love. She gets lost in the woods with a Kyrgyzstani 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 a colourful cast of crazy, warm and slightly mad locals and expats.

'Rich in absurdities and gentle humour, The Thing About Pragueis rife with insight, culture clashes, friendships and above all charm.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2014
      ISBN: 9781760111021

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Review : The Thing About Prague Danielle Cairis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 61)

— Review of The Thing About Prague ... Rachael Weiss , 2014 single work autobiography
Captivating Memoir of an Australian Abroad Robert Willson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2014; (p. 25)

— Review of The Thing About Prague ... Rachael Weiss , 2014 single work autobiography
Captivating Memoir of an Australian Abroad Robert Willson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2014; (p. 25)

— Review of The Thing About Prague ... Rachael Weiss , 2014 single work autobiography
Review : The Thing About Prague Danielle Cairis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 61)

— Review of The Thing About Prague ... Rachael Weiss , 2014 single work autobiography
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