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Je Ne Sais Quoi

Je Ne Sais Quoi

The Adventures of a French Woman in London


A funny, heartfelt graphic memoir about living in foreign countries, and finding one's place both at home and abroad.

In this delightful graphic novel, Lucie Arnoux chronicles her adventures around the world. Growing up in Marseille as a misfit with a passion for drawing, she decides to settle in London to pursue her dream career as a comics writer. Je Ne Sais Quoi shows us London through the eyes of a mischievous and clear-sighted young French woman, the joys and pains of being an outsider and, ultimately, how to live life to its fullest.


  • Oh la la, but this is fun!... [Je Ne Sais Quoi] is very endearing, and I predict great things of its creator, who has a passionate heart and an abiding sense of how best to life to its fullest.
    Observer, *Graphic Novel of the Month*

About the author

Lucie Arnoux

Lucie Arnoux is a French artist living in London.

She started drawing comics 14, when she joined the Studio Gottferdom. First published at 17 in Lanfeust Magazine, she produced monthly autobiographical stories in its pages for six years. She studied in Paris before finally moving to the UK. She graduated from Kingston University in Illustration and Animation, has settled in London for good.

A compulsive sketcher, Lucie has tried her hands at all sorts of painterly things. Designing theatre backdrops and prop painting with Olivier award-winning designer Tim Bird, live sketching as artist-in-residence for Sidmouth Folkweek, Womad and the Rose Theatre, illustrating comics and children's books published internationally.

She is at present working on various projects, and she hopes the mad creative juggling never stops.
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