F Is for France

F Is for France

A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders

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"Exploring a culture filled with arcane laws, historical incidents, and bizarre paradoxes, Piu Eatwell's follow up to her award-winning and critically acclaimed myth-buster They Eat Horses, Don't They is a delightful exploration of France's quirky, literary, and culinary heritage. From absinthe and catacombs to former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, Eatwell leaves no stone unturned, taking readers off the beaten path to explore the kind of information that gets missed in guidebooks and 'official' information sources. Who could imagine, for example, that there is a village in France where UFOs are banned from landing? Or that there is a verifiable population of wild kangaroos in the forests surrounding Paris? These, and many other off-beat delights, are just some of the curiosities awaiting readers in this journey through byways and hidden treasures of this endlessly fascinating and paradoxical country. Full of the richness and variety of France beyond the platitudes, including recipes and charming illustrations, F is for France is an ideal gift book and a must-read for Francophiles and anyone with an interest in French travel and culture"--
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250087737
1250087732
Branch Call Number: DC33.8 .E28 2016
Characteristics: 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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petal2014
Nov 07, 2016

The book gives great insight into French culture in a fun way.

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