You don’t have to speak a word of French to know all about the French. For example:
True. Or not? An English writer who has lived in France for many years, Piu Das Gupta made the most of all those long French weekends, extended holidays and paid time off to sit on French beaches, count naked breasts, and evaluate the sexual allure of the French men and women around her (whilst scanning the café menus for horses and frogs). The results of her survey are not entirely what one would expect.
Sexier (if not more sexist) than Stephen Clarke, this book is a humorous examination of myths about France. Do the French eat horses? Do French women bare all on the beach? What is a bidet really used for? These and more are the many burning questions answered by this book, the essential weapon with which to arm yourself before risking any trip to our Gallic neighbour.
To laugh is to know, and knowledge is power. Take revenge for 1066. Read…. chuckle….. come, see and conquer.
Piu Eatwell is best known for her books of historical true crime.
Piu was born in India of mixed British-Indian descent. She studied English at Oxford University, graduating ‘summa cum laude’ with a starred First Class degree, ranked 4th out of all students taking the final examination. As an undergraduate at Oxford, Piu won a scholarship and was awarded the Skeat-Whitfield Essay Prize for an essay on the work of the eighteenth century English writer, Laurence Sterne. She subsequently worked as a lawyer and television producer for the BBC and other TV companies.
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