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Paul on French

Thoroughly enjoyable and well worth a read for anyone who has struggled with learning French or indeed any language

The subtitle of William Alexander's Flirting with French, 'how a language charmed me, seduced me and nearly broke my heart,' is particularly relevant given Alexander's cardiac troubles over the course of the year he spends studying French (the question of their relatedness is left open...) It’s a tribute to his determination that he continued with his studies, and to his honest writing style that he included them in this book. Alexander is courageous in his learning and writing elsewhere in the book as well. [Read the full review]