ALEX QUICK: AU­THOR Q&A

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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.

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