1000 Years of Annoying the French

1000 Years of Annoying the French

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Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Was the guillotine a French invention? Non! It was invented in Yorkshire. Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066 ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 50mm | 458.13g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • Line
  • 0552775754
  • 9780552775755
  • 16,844

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"Tremendously entertaining" The Sunday Times "Relentlessly and energetically rude about almost every aspect of French history and culture" Mail on Sunday "Anyone who's ever encountered a snooty Parisian waiter or found themselves driving on the Boulevard Peripherique during August will enjoy this book" Daily Mailshow more

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"Tremendously entertaining." Sunday Timesshow more

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2,311 ratings
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2 4% (90)
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Brilliantly written, funny, extremely informative review of 1000 years of history between the English and French. Maybe more biased to the English view but it doesn't sanitise the English misdeeds through the centuries.show more
by elizabeth ann nuttall
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