Black Swan 2010
Paperback 286pp Illustrated
9780552775748   Product Code: 22360
The English Channel - as we provocatively insist on calling it - may only be 20 miles wide, but it is a thousand years deep, and we and our nearest neighbours have been glowering across it in mutual distrust since 1066. This witty and irreverent potted history traces Anglo-French relations from the Norman Conquest to 'Up Yours Delors', via Joan of Arc, Agincourt and Waterloo, debunking myths and dusting off old insults along the way.