Thistle Publishing

F Is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders


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.



Reviews:


“Will appeal to Francophiles as well as those wanting to learn more about France in a fun, informal manner.”

Library Journal


“A delightful summer read… the colourful and offbeat facts and figures will delight anyone with an interest in French culture.”

eat.live.travel.write


“One of the best books you can give to the Francophile on your list - a book that transports the reader straight to Paris and around France, in exploration and celebration of French culture.”

Clotilde Dusoulier, Parisian food writer and author of ‘Edible French’ and the food blog ‘Chocolate & Zucchini’


“From unusual laws to quirky snippets of history, from weird words to baffling mysteries, ‘F is for France’ is an insight into France like no other.”

The Local


“While not a travel guide per say, this is a fun look at all things French, in alphabetical order. And readers can expect more than just the usual bakeries, cafes and museums. Look out for crypts, UFO landing sites and wild kangaroos. A great gift for the Francophile on your list”

For the Love of Books


Mail: info@thistlepublishing.co.uk Piu Eatwell Buy