By Jules Eden
“If the French can encourage a publication as humorous as this, possibly we shouldn’t hate them after all!”
Toby younger, Spectator critic
“Deliciously irreverent and provocative!”
Christopher Silvester, self sustaining on Sunday
You shuddered whilst the U.S. Congress renamed French fries. You sighed whilst the French rejected the eu structure they’d written themselves. yet come on, admit it: deep down there’s whatever in we all that loves to take a swipe at our Gallic neighbors. This publication will give you fifty painstakingly researched, wittily written purposes to again up your perspectives.
From sinking the Rainbow Warrior, pix of leaders earlier and current, to Serge Gainsbourg, the Quasimodo of French pop, this ebook solutions each query you’ve bought concerning the French – other than one: “Why simply fifty?’
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Bad Faith 38. The Nobelest Profession 39. The Arrow…. and the Elephant 41. Not tonight Josephine 42. The Crucifixion of Alain Hertoghe 43. The Secrets of the Sphinx 44. Forbidden Scarf 45. Spitting in the Soup 46. France’s Fruit Machine 47. The Holocaust to Liberty 48. Enarques 49. Perfidious Albion non plus 50. Senator-for-Life About the authors Also available from Crux Publishing “I have tried to pull France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. ” Charles de Gaulle, French General, Writer and Statesman (1890-1970) PRAISE FOR 50 REASONS TO HATE THE FRENCH “Deliciously irreverent and provocative… Eden and Clarke skewer Gallic corruption, pretentiousness and self-regard, and slay the sacred cows of French life and culture, from suppository medicines to Sartre to the 2CV.
He had spent half an hour the previous evening describing every last detail of his machinery to me. ”. “Non”. Came the shortest of replies and off he went to fill in his forms to claim more European Union subsidies. That’s the reality of living in France and dealing with the French on a daily basis. This book explores fifty such realities across French history, politics, culture, sport, show business, food, geography and cuisine. ”, you’ll find the answer in here. Jules Eden, Dordogne Well, yes, it’s wrong.
Norton, Saint-Simon at Versailles. __________________________ 1682: Royal court moves to Versailles which takes forty years and one billion livres to construct, and costs 25% of France’s annual income in upkeep. 1683: Louis demands that all women in France must give birth lying down on a table with “stirrups”. 1685: Louis revokes the Edict of Nantes to please his pious mistress, Madame de Pompadour. 200,000 Huguenots leave the country. 1715: Louis XIV dies in bed of gangrene, fully dressed and in a three-foot long wig.
50 Reasons to Hate the French by Jules Eden