“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

“If the French can inspire a book as funny as this, perhaps we shouldn’t hate them after all.”

Toby Young, Spectator critic and egghead

“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, Daily Mail senior columnist

“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, Actor, Icon and 

The Limey himself


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