When I wrote the first edition of this book more than 20 years ago, few other titles dealt with why the French do the things they do. Now, I am happy to report, there are a number of them. Thanks especially to the EU, cultural differences in the office and in casual life are now keenly studied and described. I’ve included a sampling of the better ones in this supplementary reading list.
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris. Sarah Turnbull. 2004.
A Year in Provence. Peter Mayle. 1994. (And all subsequent work by this wonderful author.)
France Today. John Ardagh. US: Penguin, 1996 (revised edition).
The French. Theodore Zeldin. New York: Kodansha Globe, 1997.
The Identity of France: History and Environment. ...