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50 Reasons to Hate the French [Kindle Edition]

Jules Eden , Alex Clarke
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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“If the French can inspire a book as funny as this, perhaps we shouldn’t hate them after all!”
Toby Young, Spectator critic

“Deliciously irreverent and provocative!”
Christopher Silvester, Independent on Sunday

You shuddered when the U.S. Congress renamed French fries. You sighed when the French rejected the European Constitution they’d written themselves. But come on, admit it: deep down there’s something in all of us that likes to take a swipe at our Gallic friends. This ebook provides you with fifty painstakingly researched, wittily written reasons to back up your views.

From sinking the Rainbow Warrior, portraits of leaders past and present, to Serge Gainsbourg, the Quasimodo of French pop, this book answers every question you’ve got about the French – except one: “Why only fifty?’

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1503 KB
  • Print Length: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd (3 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DS7TO68
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #205,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo! Superbe! Bis! 15 July 2013
An extremely funny and exceptionally well-researched history and guide to France from the viewpoint of their brothers over the Channel. Don't be intimidated by the title: this is an excellent sideways-in introduction to French politics, culture, arts, cuisine and, of course, love-making.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tongue-in-cheek, love it! 15 July 2013
Bought this cos of its catchy title and it delivered! True to its name, it has good laughs and funny moments and a fantastic read to brighten up any tube journey!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly good value! 10 Mar 2014
By Lill
Not only is this book funny but also a historical treatise good enough for GCSE. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud and witty read 19 Sep 2013
Warning: you must have a sense of humour and dose of intellect to enjoy this book.

An hilarious insight into our loveable foes, highlighting their follies and to some extent our own. Having made it through a century of war, political squabbles and plenty of cultural differences, I think we can make it though this entertaining read and still be able to welcome our French brothers with a kiss...on both cheeks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars only 50 30 Aug 2013
By Paul
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we all love our neighbours dont we? no, well this will reinforce your prejudice. and that cant be bad can it??
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They really are out to get us 20 Aug 2013
By Kevmacs
The book does it's best to provide the background to our stereotypical view of the French and mostly hits the target
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this. You will be surprised. 18 Aug 2013
By Paul
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I thought this was going to be a collection of jokes and half truths but, I was very surprised.
The book is a very well written volume of historical, and sometimes disturbing, facts and reviews of popular French figures as well as the general population.
Things you thought you knew and things you thought were simply jokes. (Check out the review of soap usage).
All in all this is a must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonne lecture... 16 July 2013
By Nemo
What a book! This makes all those "Year in Provence" types look thin and anemic. At last a punchy view of what the French are really like. They don't come out too bad though as this really is History/Humor.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull read and not what I expected
I have read similar books in the past, but this book was very difficult to get into. There didn't appear to be the humour that I was looking for. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jamie
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmnnnn, 50 should have been 20
Great idea but a tad too much detail in some of the sections in my opinion. They obviously did tons of research but the trouble is it could all be fiction, for instance how do they... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Steve MacBeath
1.0 out of 5 stars Could think of possibly 100 reasons to hate this book!
I was extremely disappointed in this book, was expecting a somewhat humorous, slightly light hearted look at the French and their eccentricities but this was not the case. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Fiona Talty
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
downloaded this for my daughter and she has found it very good for her school work
would def rec to all
Published 10 months ago by wendy
3.0 out of 5 stars EDITOR? WHAT'S THAT?
Yes, it made me realise why we hate the French en masse - but not particularly well written or edited. Had an update, and still loads of errors.
Published 11 months ago by EdwardR
2.0 out of 5 stars Not funny
I assumed this book to be funny, similar to other books taking the piss out of true and unreal stereotypes. It's not... Read more
Published 11 months ago by BG
1.0 out of 5 stars nasty book with no humour
thought the book might be humorous or at least light reading but it's just unpleasant. it really is just a list of things to hate
Published 12 months ago by Ms Cheryl Eastwood
1.0 out of 5 stars Shoot the editor!
Ironically the authors are critical of Sartre who "refused to edit or even read anything once written" They should themselves have heeded this criticism as I have never before... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Roy Harrison
3.0 out of 5 stars Humerous?
I think I found this under the heading "Humour" and, although I found it interesting and informative I didn't find it the lighthearted look at the French that I expected.
Published 13 months ago by Ken Custance
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