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50 Reasons to Hate the French

You always knew it was true but you couldn't be sure.

You always guessed it was something like this but never dared ask.

Now, for the first time ever, you can read the truth about our friends and cousins across the Channel, the French.

There's never been a book like it before. Fifty exhaustively researched, wittily written articles on France and Frenchness. It's all in here, from personal hygiene to French pop to Napoleon's shortcomings to Europe's tallest suicide magnet, the Eiffel Tower.

Want to know France's ten greatest military defeats? They're listed inside.

Want to know just how safe the Citroen 2CV is?


Want to understand how Jean Paul Sartre used existentialism to prove that bathing was unnecessary?


And every fact, quote and statistic inside it is absolutely true - or at least we found it somewhere relatively trustworthy.

Judge for yourself.

"50 REASONS TO HATE THE FRENCH" is everything you'll ever need to know - and be appalled to learn - about France.


What the critics are saying

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

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

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