Henriette Walter is a French linguist who invites us to share her passion for the history of languages. Her fascinating book, written in French, chronicles the eventful history of the numerous exchanges between the French and English languages. The reader will gather from the subheadings, L'incroyable histoire d'amour entre le français et l'anglais, that these two languages have mutually influenced and enriched each other. Walter clearly wants to make us better understand them through her book. Words are picked up in different contexts and Walter introduces historic or politic events which had a significant influence on the evolution of the French and the English languages. Quite accessible, the text is complemented by the extensive use of maps, historical anecdotes, amusing queries and a very practical table of contents.