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Apéro, Bac, Chéquier – a guide to life in France

Apéro, Bac, Chéquier – a guide to life in France

Pardon My French
by Charles Timoney
Penguin, 233 pp., £8.99 2007

Even before France was France, outsiders have been traveling here and then writing about their experiences. Unintentionally and at a time when I had no interest in France, I read one of the earlier books in this genre: in Charles Joyce’s first year Latin class, seventh grade, our first text was from C. Iulius De Bello Gallico, Caesar’s Gallic Wars:

Gallia est omnis dīvīsa in partēs trēs
All Gaul is divided into three parts Continue Reading