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The French by Theodore Zeldin

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France is the most popular country in the world with foreign visitors. Each year millions of people arrive there to take delight in its landscapes, its extraordinarily rich history, its art and architecture, its food and its wine. For many visitors, especially, perhaps, the British, the only difficulties lie with the people. The French, it is generally agreed, are either irritating or baffling or both. Theodore Zeldin's book is an erudite but tongue-in-cheek guide to the French which will dispel any lingering Francophobia in the minds of those who read it. In chapters with titles like 'Why it is hard to meet an Average French Person', 'How to understand what they are trying to say' and 'How to sympathise with them', he unravels the mysteries of the French. This is a brilliantly sustained, readable and amusing cultural analysis which unlocks the door to the French mind and the French spirit. This 1997 The Harvill Press Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9781860460753 SKU: 1403265 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.