F Is for France (Paperback)

A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders

By Piu Eatwell

Thistle Publishing, 9781786080325, 178pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 2018

List Price: 14.99*
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In this follow-up to her award-winning and critically acclaimed mythbuster They Eat Horses, Don't They? Piu Eatwell presents 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 the guidebooks. 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 offbeat delights, are just some of the curiosities awaiting readers in this journey through the hidden treasures of this endlessly fascinating country. Full of the richness and variety of France beyond the platitudes, F is for France is an ideal gift book and a must-read for Francophiles everywhere.