FRANCE: England's French

Last week Andre Maurois, cosmopolite, suave veteran of literary teas, facile biographer (Ariel, la vie de Shelley) returned to Paris from a round-the-world tour on behalf of the Alliance Fran├žaise, international society to promote French culture. At the 21st birthday dinner of the Alliance Fran├žaise Biographer Maurois who prides himself on his fluent, accentless English reported to his employers on the spread of the French language abroad. "I rejoice," said he, "that England is a country where real progress is being made in the study of correct, modern French. In Canada...

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