A new book by one of France's leading publishing houses offers a fresh profile of Latvia and, more particularly, the Latvians.

Titled, appropriately enough, 'Les Lettons', the book is part of a series profiling different peoples of the world and is written by Celine Bayou and Eric le Bourhis, reports LSM's Brussels correspondent Ina Strazdina.

The book includes interviews and portraits with various Latvian people on various topics in order to better explain the country in France, where Latvia or "Lettonie" is still a vague idea to certain parts of society. The authors say that it is the fruit of a long-held interest in the country and the Baltic region and that it took them two years to write.

'Les Lettons' was launched at the Latvian embassy in Paris on March 2.

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