Richard Mayne, 1 April 1983
Show More The Wheat and the Chaff: The Personal Diaries of the President of France 1971-1978 by François Mitterrand, translated by Richard Woodward, Helen Lane and Concilia Hayter.
Weidenfeld, 284 pp., £12.50, October 1982, 0 297 78101 4Show More
The French by Theodore Zeldin.
Collins, 542 pp., £12.95, January 1983, 0 00 216806 5Show More
“... second half, excerpted from L’Abeille et l’Architecte, fares rather better with Ms Lane and Ms Hayter. They, too, have their foibles. They confuse the pre-war six-day cycle races, run in the old Vélodrome d’Hiver, with the present-day, outdoor Tour de France. They call cadres (often middle-grade executives or white-collar workers) ‘senior ...”