This classic novel was recently made into a hit play. THis is an Arabic and English bilingual book version.
Mrs Harris is a London charlady. One day, she sees a Dior dress belonging to one of her clients, and falls desperately in love with it. Then a miracle occurs, and she wins a hundred pounds on the football pools. So she 'scrimps and saves' until she has enough to buy a Dior dress of her own, and off she goes to Paris to buy it...
One of my favorites, this is just wonderful. The adventures she has in Paris are so moving, the people that she meets are all drawn with such affection that I find myself re-reading this book over and over again.