Authoritative, thorough and hugely informative, France in the New Century is an intelligent account of the life of an influential and stimulating (if sometimes exasperating) nation. In examining the entire country, from cultured and stressful Paris through to the turbulent high-rise suburbs and the increasingly independent provinces, John Ardagh has, with the benefit of in-depth fieldwork and decades of familiarity with French life, produced a balanced and vivid account of the political, economic and cultural state of the nation, and what its future may bring.
"His great strength is to cast his net beyond politics and to explore the tissue of French society... France remains the most fascinating country in Europe, with Ardagh as its English-language Boswell"
Jonathan Fenby, The Times
- Publication Date:
- 06 / 07 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm