François Théodore Thistlethwaite's FRENGLISH THOUGHTS
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The product of his English father and French mother's ferociously antagonistic genes, François Théodore Thistlethwaite is a traumatized, split-identity 'Frenglishman'. Any one of his three alter egos - François, the Marxist Frenchman, the ultra-conservative Englishman, Thistlethwaite, or Théodore, their philosophical middle voice of reason - can seize possession of the whole to expound his views on the French and English - physically separated by just a narrow stretch of shallow brine but mentally a vast ocean apart. Illustrated by a host of amusing anecdotes based on the author's own observations and experiences during his 45 years of co-habitation with the French, François Théodore Thistlethwaite's FRENGLISH THOUGHTS is a seriously humorous reflection on such diverse subjects as queueing, French and English women, politeness, driving in France, sporting fair play and many more - some of which are controversial enough to rock the very foundations of the Entente Cordiale. An indispensable guide to anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the French and English in their daily lives.