Steve Brooks (Abhaya) – Poetry, Prose & Art

December 26, 2008

Pardon My French

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Brooks @ 11:05 pm

Pardon My French CoverPardon My French is a book of illustrated French colloquialisms, mostly having to do with sex and food, compiled by Kathryn Hyman, an ex-pat, living in Paris. She was certain this book would be published, but not so far. Lael Wertenbaker, who wrote the Hemingway bio for Time-Life, then in her 80s, loved the book and immediately called her old publishers at Little, Brown and Houghton-Mifflin. Both of them were as old as she and out of the business. I illustrated these expressions in the mid-Nineties, but many of them seem to be chronicles of another time. Here are the first fifty of ninety drawings.

Download here:

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: