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Julie Barlow & Jean-Benoit Nadeau

The Bonjour Effect

Monday 19th June at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead  |  Tickets £5.00

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Canadians Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. To understand and speak French well, it’s not enough to have mastered irregular verbs: one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about ‘the decline of France’? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language?  By the authors of 60 Million Frenchmen Can’t be Wrong, this is a witty and intriguing guide, packed with valuable insights.

'The writing is as light as it is substantive, and if that sounds like a contradiction, I would refer you to a soufflé' The New York Times
'French is not so much a language as a dance, a ritual, a code to be cracked. The Bonjour Effect cracks it' David Boyle, author of How to be English
 
Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau are the award-winning authors of The Story of French, The Story of Spanish, and the bestselling Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't be Wrong. They live in Canada.
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Monday 19th June 2017
Event starts at 6:30pm .

This event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB

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