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Books about France and the French {day t...

Books about France and the French {day twenty-nine}

Today I am just going to recommend a handful of books about France that are more humorous than hard history, but that I enjoyed reading and found accurate enough.   The Secret Life of France by Lucy Wadham: I love this book; it is dry, astute and well-observed, and covers many interesting topics ranging from attitudes to […]

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How to think deep thoughts like the Fren...

How to think deep thoughts like the French {day fourteen}

To be able to think like the French – well, you probably can’t unless you went to school in France, as it’s ingrained into you in the way that you are educated, a bit like the daily singing of the national anthem in the US. But you can try, and here is how: We are all shaped […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to French Literature

A Beginner’s Guide to French Literature {day thirteen}

I love books and I will read most things but I suffered through a French education that pretty much destroyed my enjoyment of classic French literature by making me read and critique Really Depressing Books (in capitals because omg the hopelessness). There are so many French authors though, both classic and modern, covering pretty much every subject […]

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