Book Announcement: Aristide of Le Figaro

Aristide of Le Figaro now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Aristide of Le Figaro by Mary Munro-Hill.

Is it true that French people enjoy reading grammar articles over their coffee and croissants? Can matters of language really be so interesting and absorbing. For thirty years, Aristide composed his Usage et grammaire and Divertissements grammaticaux for one of France’s foremost daily newspapers, Le Figaro. His fans avidly read his weekly chroniques de langue, corresponding with him and asking him questions, which he delighted in answering.

His linguistic writings, topical, witty and elegant, are both entertaining and instructive. This book on Aristide’s work will be appreciated by lovers of the French language the world over. Although written in English, it is peppered throughout with extracts from Aristide’s weekly rubriques. Aristide stood in the long tradition of French grammarians, some purist and others relatively laxist. Bernard Pivot described him as one who was «sévère pour une faute de français, indulgent pour un français en faute».

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

Cambridge Scholars is currently offering a generous discount on this book as part of the May ‘Forthcoming Titles’ promotion, and it can be bought direct from the publishers for £29.99 reduced from the list price of £61.99.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit or contact Cambridge Scholars Publishing at This offer will expire on 31st May, 2017.

Aristide of Le Figaro can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Author

Mary Munro-Hill has BA degrees in Latin and French, an MA and a PhD in French, and degrees in Theology, a BD and an MTh. After retiring from a career of teaching languages and theology in universities, colleges and schools, she is now a Visiting Tutor in French Language at the University of Hull, UK, where she also served as a member of the Chaplaincy team from 2007 to 2013. Dr Munro-Hill is an organist and licensed lay minister (Reader) of long standing in the Church of England as well as an active Rotarian, having been President of the Rotary Club of Hull and the Rotary Club of Beverley.

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