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They eat horses, don't they? : the truth about the French

Author: Piu Marie Eatwell
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"Eatwell reveals the truth behind forty-five myths about the French, from the infamous horsemeat banquets of the nineteenth century that inspired an irrepressible rumor, to breaking down our long-held beliefs about French history and society (the French are a nation of cheese-eating surrender monkeys, right?)"--Dust jacket flap.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piu Marie Eatwell
ISBN: 9781250053053 1250053056 1781854440 9781781854440 1466854936 9781466854932
OCLC Number: 896806393
Description: 342 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The king of cuisines and the cuisine of kings: myths about French food and drink --
Trop belle pour toi: myths about French women --
Dangerous liaisons: myths about French sex, marriage and children --
Merde alors!: myths about French plumbing --
Bof! Je m'en fous!: myths about French manners --
Libert?, egalit?, fraternit?: myths about French history and society --
A land of cultural exceptions: myths about French culture --
City of light: myths about Paris --
La France profonde: myths about the French on holiday --
The best of enemies: myths about the entente cordiale.
Responsibility: Piu Marie Eatwell.

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An informative, richly entertaining, myth-busting tour of France that will change the way you think about our nearest neighbours.  Read more...

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'Entertaining and fluently written.' The Times. 'An intriguing portrait of just how much France has changed ... the perfect antidote for the disconnect between what modern-day France is really like Read more...

 
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