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60 Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong : What Makes the French So French - Julie Barlow

60 Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

What Makes the French So French

Paperback Published: 28th April 2004
ISBN: 9781861057150
Number Of Pages: 368

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The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventive; traditional (even archaic) yet modern; lacking clout on the international stage yet still hugely influential. But with the observations, anecdotes and analysis of the authors, who spent nearly three years living in France, it begins to makes sense. 'Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong' is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. This book reveals French ideas about land, food, privacy and language and weaves together the threads of French society, uncovering the essence of life in France and giving, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.


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My daughter lent me this book when I first visited France to give me a better understanding of French etiquette and why the French are the way they are. I have now visited France multiple times, I have my own dog eared copy and have recommended to everyone who is travelling to France.

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60 Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

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"Should be handed out at Calais and Charles de Gaulle airport to anyone hoping to get a grip on France." Daily Telegraph, 10 March 2004

ISBN: 9781861057150
ISBN-10: 1861057156
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th April 2004
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 15.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.49