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New France Book: Berets, Baguettes, and Beyond

I’m happy to announce that my new book, Berets, Baguettes, and Beyond: Curious Histories of France is out now. Just in time for the holidays! If someone on your gift list loves France, maybe this book would fill the bill.

Berets, Baguettes, and Beyond: Curious Histories of France is a collection of stories from my blog which all relate, in one way or another, to things that are symbolic of France. You’ll find out where the beret-wearing French stereotype came from, why you should never place bread upside-down on the table, who was the highest-paid performer at the Moulin Rouge (and what his unique talent was)… and so much more.

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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