ALEX QUICK: AUTHOR Q&A
Q: What’s your background with regards to France? A: It began when I spent a year learning French for work, and then a further year in Brittany when I was putting my French into practice. Q: How did you choose what to write about? A: I had a wonderful French co-author, Cyn Bataille. We got together and roughed out the entire book, then we ran the result past some French friends, who passed the whole thing, though not without a Gallic shrug that an Englishman should even be attempting to write on the subject! Q: What have you learned from writing the book? A: I have been fascinated by the way that France has numerous regional languages. Their histories and cultures are fascinating. France is so multifarious and pluralistic and I think this can only be a good thing.