My first book in the Curious Histories series.
If you are intrigued by French culture and curious about the history behind French traditions, this book is for you. In it, you’ll find a selection of short stories, written in a lively style, which often reveal little-known, but always fascinating facts about French customs.
Would you like to know:
• Why people have fish on their backs on April 1st?
• How the Bastille was taken down?
• Who collects teeth from under children’s pillows?
• Which sport honours the memory of a girl called Fanny?
You will discover the intriguing stories behind these and other French traditions. There is one chapter for each month of the year, and each chapter contains one or two stories. These stories might relate to a holiday observed during that month, or they could relate to a tradition, which may not be associated with any particular date. Then, at the end of each chapter, you will find a list of holidays and observances – a handy reference for a monthly dose of French culture.
To get started, you can order this book in paperback or ebook from Amazon, or ebook only from Smashwords.com
MOBI ebook: 978-0-9931371-0-5
EPUB ebook: 978-0-9931371-2-9