A deliberately tongue-in-cheek title for a blog dedicated to the Napoleonic era, from the point of view of a Napoleonic history 'buff' and wargamer. "Reddition d'Ulm, 20 octobre 1805" from Wikimedia Commons
The third in the trilogy is available as a pre-order, due for publication in May!
Visit the page dedicated to the book on the Éditions Heimdal website to pre-order, or put it in your 'pocket' to consider once published.
I'm tempted to purchase one of these just to brush up on my schoolboy French. I was looking at siecle thinking I should know it, but had to look it up to remind myself.
I have been purchasing more books in French recently chiefly as I really like the production qualities but also to practice my own reading and comprehension. It is improving. I have found that looking at the blogs of fellow wargamers and then trying to comment in French (on the French ones!) has helped a lot. Of course, here in Oz we only speak one language, and in our own manner, hey?!
True enough. I have been to France a few times and always feel a bit awkward the first day or two, but by about day five find that I'm in the groove. Probably the biggest compliment I had was at the Concergerie where after, a brief chat in French with the lady in the ticket office she gave me a guide book in French and looked genuinely surprised when I asked for one in English. Made my day, although she was probably just being nice.
Fish I’ve always considered you bilingual - sober and…well…not…It’s been too long since we’ve caught up mate. I was hoping we would catch at Darren’s Friedland Snappy Nappy. Let me know when you’re free for a drink or game.
Dignified and a gentleman were the terms that you were struggling for!! :)