The Xenophobe's Guide to the French

The Xenophobe's Guide to the French

Paperback Xenophobe's Guide Language: English / French

By (author) Nick Yapp, By (author) Michel Syrett


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  • Publisher: OVAL BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Language: English / French
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 174mm x 10mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906042322
  • ISBN 13: 9781906042325
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Map
  • Sales rank: 104,644

Product description

France is a country that eats, drinks and breathes philosophy. There is not a farmer, fisherman, waiter, car-worker, shop assistant or housewife who isn't a closet Diderot or Descartes, a Saint-Simon or a Sartre. French politicians look smart because power itself is chic, attractive, seductive, and one should dress to look the part. The French electorate would never allow any government to intervene in their lives if it were shabbily dressed.

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Author information

Nick Yapp is the author of "100 Days in Photographs" and "The American Millennium."

Review quote

"Short, aphoristic, seriously funny, not that xenophobic and almost entirely apt guide, perfect homework for the fortunate on ferry or plane." --"The Observer"