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It's not been my experience of the French that they condescend to the British. (Perhaps I missed the condescending ones?) There may be truth in your second point, though, as I point out to redstar, people I've heard speak of their liking for the Mayle books are ordinary folk from the South-West: admittedly non-Provençal, but not Parisian snobs either.

Next time I see a Mayle book in French, I really must browse through it to see if there hasn't been edulcoration in the course of translation...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 01:32:50 AM EST
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