In sharp distinction to the title reported above ( A Frenchman Among the Victorians), this book is delicious, and is certain to be one of those books which will be advertised by word of mouth. An irrepressible Frenchwoman (a sociologist) gives England and the English the once-over in a short, keenly observant book. Their faults and their virtues, their streets and shops and houses, their cooking, their sex life, their class distinctions, their educational systems -- little escapes her keen eye and witty pen. She shrewdly informs, while at the same time she entertains her readers. Don't sell as travel. And -- watch and list those who like the book -- she is in America now, and this book should pave the way for a companion volume on our native land.