Here's my latest piece in the Guardian, which asks what the French make of crude national stereotyping as practised by Peter Mayle et al.
Friday, March 21, 2008
There's so much expat literature on France at the moment, but does it say anything about that ineffable, perplexing nation? I suspect not. I'm currently writing a piece on this, but in the meantime here's a review I did in Indy of Catherine Sanderson's Petite Anglaise.
I love reading Homer, especially while hanging out on the Greek islands where they have nice stuff like sun, warm sea, nice profiles, god-like sunsets. About the Odyssey, I did this piece in the Guardian Books blog sections, and was relieved that no-one construed this as a crappy Men are from Mars, Women are etc screed. Which of course it's not! Ahem.