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Vive le Differance - Breaking Down the Barriers, 26 Mar 2003
All of us not native to La Belle France have experienced or heard expressions of the indifference of the French towards foreigners, their overt nationalism and the overwhelming tendency to do things "their way". Despite all of this, without necessarily wearing the mantle of and bearing the classification of a Francophile, we most often find the people and the nation of France charming, if not just a little frustrating at times. ALMOST FRENCH by SARAH TURNBULL gives us an enchanting insight into understanding the many myths and attitudes attributed to both sides, French and foreign and in a most entertaining manner, gives guidance and explanation to those of us who have experienced, or are about encounter, the "French Phenomenon" . To the "foreigner" a "must read" before you go there. Let's hope we hear more from this bright, entertaining young author.