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Anti-American, anti-semitic, anti-modern world, and anti-hygiene - here are 50 reasons never to be in awe of the French again. Brilliant, forensic, it had to be done.

Peter York, The Independent on Sunday - July 14th 2006

As a congenital Francophile, weaned from my cradle on the great cheeses of Normandy and the rich clarets of the Medoc; as someone for whom the glories of French culture, fashion and landscape have provided the keenest sensations of adolescence; and as a grown man whose every bodily fibre has, at times, fallen prostrate in worship before the altars of all French peoples, places and things, I am greatly encouraged by the publication of this book. Eden and Clarke's inspired new gospel (which I read on a flight to Damascus) has cleared my head of all those erring passions and revealed to me the true darkness lurking behind all that fake accordion music and garlic. So verily, verily say I now unto you, the French are a vicious, absurd and inadequate people and I very much hope that this super book of proofs to that effect will succeed in one day drubbing their whole abominable nation right off the face of our lovely planet!

Alexander Waugh - July 10th 2006

It was only periodically that I hated the French - until I read this ferociously researched and lethal book. Now, dammit, I have to love them on principle. I'll begin training for that arduous task beside a pool near St Tropez, sipping champagne, while Debussy wafts in the sunset…

Duncan Fallowell, Novelist & Traveller - July 10th 2006

…lots more will buy Jules Eden's and Alex Clarke's funny new book Fifty Reasons to Hate the French to read in their gîtes this summer…

The Independent on Sunday - July 9th 2006

Deliciously irreverent and provocative… Eden and Clarke skewer Gallic corruption, pretentiousness and self-regard, and slay the sacred cows of French life and culture, from suppository medicines to Sartre to the 2CV. Immensely valuable as a source of obscure information - such as how many glissandes ("slip-ups") requiring hospitalisation are caused each year in Paris by canine merde - their book is also riotously amusing… 50 Reasons to Hate the French?… Why so few?!?

Christopher Silvester, Independent On Sunday diarist & reviewer - July 7th 2006

This admirably intemperate book gives the nation of Cresson and Chirac and Elf and the egregious Enarques a spirited kick in the Jean-Paul Sartres. Ouff! Zut! Merde! They're wrong about French food and the wine, though…

Quentin Letts, The Daily Mail Columnist & Commentator - June 30th 2006

If the French can inspire a book as funny as this, perhaps we shouldn't hate them after all…

Toby Young, Author & Journalist - June 28th 2006

I must confess I was tickled, amazed and shocked by Eden and Clarke's missive. They had better aim their furious invective at the UK for another best seller; before some Frenchie does (not as well, of course)…

Terence Stamp, The Limey himself - June 23rd 2006

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