France [26-21 victors over Ireland this weekend] now has a rugby team to match its President.
Brilliantly eccentric, very fast and with a slightly off beat selection policy that favours the beautiful over safe reliability.
If there was ever a crime writer, who also could be considered beautifully eccentric it is the two time Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award winner, Fred Vargas.
Fred Vargas' latest in the Commissaire Adamsberg series, 'This Night's Foul Work', was published this week in the UK. To celebrate, this week the new reviews on Euro Crime are all of the Adamsberg series, including the new one, at:
They include my own review of This Night's Foul Work at:
All the Euro Crime reviewers agree Fred Vargas is an author not to be missed.
There is also an excellent interview with the translator of the Vargas books, Sian Reynolds at:
"True Gloire does not flit like a butterfly; it is only achieved by solid actions." Vauban (1633-1707)