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They Eat Horses, Don't They?
13 Mar 2014 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781781854464

An entertaining and informative journey exploring the many popular myths and misconceptions about the French.

Non Fiction / HBTB (History)
Extent: 352 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm Illus: 50 b&w illus
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Also by Piu Marie Eatwell
They Eat Horses, Don't They?: The Truth About the FrenchPiu Marie Eatwell

In 'They Eat Horses, Don't They?', Piu Marie Eatwell explores the background to, and the contemporary evidence for, 45 myths and misconceptions about the French.

She finds that many of them are simply false, and that even those that are broadly true are rather more complicated than at first sight.

In the course of her thorough – and thoroughly entertaining – investigations, we discover there is more to our enigmatic Gallic neighbour than 365 types of cheese, and that the reality of modern French life is very different from the myths that we create about it.

Of mixed Asian/English descent, Piu Marie Eatwell has a congratulatory First Class degree from Oxford University. She has lived and worked in France for ten years.

'Bracingly factual ... tackles egregious stereotypes head-on', Daily Mail

'An intriguing portrait of just how much France has changed ... the perfect antidote for the disconnect between what modern-day France is really like and how we romantically perceive it', Spectator

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