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French letter


The property and construction industry is excitedly gearing up for the cornucopia of delights that is MIPIM, the conference and general networking event in sunny Cannes. And Astragal is delighted to have received 'The Unofficial Guide 2003'. But I am slightly perturbed by the imagery thrown up by one section of the guide, called Retail Therapy. Just below 'Poodles' is a sub-section labelled 'X-rated'.

'At XXX (that is actually the shop name) at 12 Rue Emmanuelle [of course] Signoret, there is the best selection of videos', it informs us. But, the guide goes on, 'if you're in the mood for a top-shelf magazine, try Video XX opposite the train station'. How very T S Eliot.

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