Author: James Chater

Born in the UK, James Chater has been living in France since 2008, where he works as a freelance journalist. He has also lived in Canada, the United States, Italy and the Netherlands. He has two children who are Anglo-French.

Two cheers for French citizenship

James Chater

So, the official letter has arrived bearing the good news, I’ve crowed about it on Facebook and the champagne has been uncorked and drunk: I am now, at long last, joyfully, French. Yet in some ways this feels like a Pyrrhic victory, for which I can only summon two out of the three customary cheers. […]