Myths about the French debunked with an entertaining, beautifully illustrated tour of French history, society, and culture like no otherSex. Smoking. Fashion. Film. Wine. Women. Painters. Poets. And of course, Paris. We may think we know it all, but what are the truths behind our idea of the French?Here Piu Marie Eatwell explores the background to, and the contemporary evidence for, 45 myths and misconceptions about the French. She finds that many of them are simply false, and that even those that are broadly true are rather more complicated than at first sight. In the course of her thorough—and thoroughly entertaining—investigations, we discover there is more to the French than 365 types of cheese, and that the reality of modern French life is very different from the myths that we create about it. They Eat Horses, Don't They? was the winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Multicultural Non-Fiction category.