Le Dossier (Paperback)
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Le Dossier (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 10/07/2008
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In this robust, insightful and hitherto only privately available handbook, Parisian wife and mother Hortense de Monplaisir shares with us the secrets of her survival amongst the English. Exiled to London for the sake of her husband's career, pioneer Hortense delves into the many aspects of la perfide Albion that have long puzzled its closest neighbour and oldest enemy. No one and nothing is safe from Hortense's penetrating eye as she discusses a diverse range of topics from the inability of the English to speak their mind, their bizarre love of rituals such as the stag party and the country fete and their passion for long muddy walks, to their obsession with World War II, estate agents and incomprehensible fondness for the traditional English pantomime. The result is a double-edged comedy: here are the foibles of the English, seen through the jaundiced gaze of a sophisticated Parisienne. Hortense's confident interpretations of some of our best-loved national habits (jam with meat, anyone?) will only confirm our long-held view that the French are, indeed, very different.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780719568473
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 162 g
Dimensions: 177 x 116 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Keep this by the bedside, so that if renovating a French chateau ever seems like a remotely appealing prospect, youll have the necessary antidote * Laura Tennant, First Post *
An affectionate tongue-in-cheek picture of her English neighbours * Good Book Guide *
'Hilarious' * Good Book Guide *
'I loved this book...a clever concoction of humour' * Shropshire Star *
'A delight to read' * Frontline *

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