Monday 28 July 2003

A La Provencale

For those who think the Brits are sometimes a trifle - er - Insular, they don't hold a candle to the Corsicans. From the New York Times on a story about a certain Corsican Politician :
The sun-baked city of Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. It is also the place from where his great-great-grandnephew, Charles Napoleon, has decided to begin his political career.
"The Bonapartist movement represents the identity of Ajaccio, but Mr. Napoleon has lived abroad, I mean, on the Continent, and he may not be able to understand this."

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