Alex Massie

Nicolas and Carla

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This account of how Nicolas Sarkozy wooed Carla Bruni is both amusing and gruesome. For instance:

“My reputation is no worse than yours,” he told her. “I know you well without ever meeting you. I understand everything about you ... You make love because no one makes love to you. I know everything about you because I am so much you.”

With a hush around the table, Mr Sarkozy promised to be in the front row of a forthcoming Bruni concert. “We will announce our engagement. You will see, we will do better than Marilyn and Kennedy,” he told her.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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