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Xenophobe's Guide to the French
Xenophobe's Guide to the French

Xenophobe's Guide to the French

Xenophobe's Guide


96 Pages, 4.25 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $11.95 (US $11.95) (CA $15.95)

Publication Date: September 2009

ISBN 9781906042325

Rights: US & CA

Oval Books (Sep 2009)


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Explore the raison d'etre behind the Gallic facade with humor and style.

"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."


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

"La France comes to life in this tongue-in-cheek pocket guide, a textual romp that disguises a lot of information about France with an irreverent brush."  —Southern Cross

Author Biography

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