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The paperback includes new material 25 essays that aim to revisit national stereotyping A bestseller in France, as Les Nouveaux Anglais, the French edition achieved huge publicity in the UK in April 2005 'The funniest frog in print' Daily Mail 'Perhaps it doesn't sound like much fun to be set straight on everything... by a French "intellectual"... Strangely, it is' Daily Telegraph 'Politics, society, food, art... are all discussed with a cheerful wit, backed up by... more serious historical and philosophical observations' New Statesman 'This funny and fascinating bid to uncover the differences between us Brits and the French... is full of side-splitting observations' OK magazine 'Poirier is a wind-up merchant, opinionated, French and severely witty... writes beautiful, clear, neatly measured English ... lively sardonic, always poised' The Scotsman

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Writer and broadcaster Agnes Catherine Poirier is primarily a political journalist and film critic for Liberation, Telerama and a regular commentator for the Guardian and the BBC.


"Poirier skillfully fuses commentary and autobiography, and her writing -- smart, slightly bossy but also sometimes self-mocking -- is consistently engaging" -- John Dugdale GUARDIAN

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