By Jules Eden
“If the French can encourage a ebook as humorous as this, probably we shouldn’t hate them after all!”
Toby younger, Spectator critic
“Deliciously irreverent and provocative!”
Christopher Silvester, autonomous on Sunday
You shuddered whilst the U.S. Congress renamed French fries. You sighed whilst the French rejected the ecu structure they’d written themselves. yet come on, admit it: deep down there’s whatever in we all that loves to take a swipe at our Gallic associates. This booklet offers you fifty painstakingly researched, wittily written purposes to again up your perspectives.
From sinking the Rainbow Warrior, photographs of leaders prior and current, to Serge Gainsbourg, the Quasimodo of French pop, this ebook solutions each query you’ve bought concerning the French – other than one: “Why purely fifty?’
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It soon dropped against the US dollar and British pound, but it did something decidedly odd in later years. As Euro member economies started to collapse, the Euro actually got stronger. 5 euros to a pound. 1 euros. An odd turn of events - considering the weakness of other nation states using the currency. Personally I feel this is due to its one redeeming feature. The €500 note. If any paper currency were made for the money launderer, it is this. Worth $665 dollars, that’s a huge decrease in suitcases needed when visiting your favourite Caribbean bank than if you were using $100 bills.
Stuffed geese. Suppositories. Strikes. Speedos... My boozy French “friends” drank all my wine and left. With the exception of the local mayor, who collapsed in the garden. We left him under a blanket next to his dog. It all got me thinking about France’s place in the world, past and present. Why do the French condemn Coalition actions in Iraq while their own army rampages through the Ivory Coast? How do they reconcile being such animal-lovers that Michelin-starred restaurants let dogs eat at table yet, every summer, they go hunting for songbirds to crush with large stones?
In a country as sensitive about its nationalism as France, Aux Armes caused an outrage and Gainsbourg’s tour of the country was disrupted by bomb threats and demonstrations by far right and veterans groups. At one show in Strasbourg, a group of four hundred ex-paratroopers marched into the auditorium with the firm intention of smashing the place up. The Wailers refused to go on. Gainsbourg’s response was legendary. He went on stage and sang “La Marseilles” absolutely straight. The bullet-headed paras could only stand their saluting until, at the end, he flipped them off and zoomed out of the theatre into a waiting car.