Tony Blair opens up about `passionate` French love affair
London: Former British PM Tony Blair has revealed how he had a passionate affair with a woman in France when he was young.
The confession is in the French edition of his autobiography.
Blair spent several months as a student working in a French bar.
"One day, I fell in love with a Frenchwoman. She was passionate. I was a little . . . English. `Stop thinking and learn to have pleasure`, she would tell me," the Sun quoted him as saying.
"When I was Prime Minister, I had political differences with France, but they never interfered with my love for the country.
Blair also admitted that he wanted to become the first EU President last year.
"I`m basically a public service guy. I would have taken the European job if they had offered it to me last year.
Meanwhile in a US TV interview to promote his book, A Journey, Blair described Princess Diana as an "extraordinary, engaging, beautiful, amazing, iconic figure".
"She was a kind of meteor coming into what had been a fairly well-disciplined, well-ordered ecosystem,” he said.
Blair`s 24-pound memoirs have broken UK sales records after a ‘stupendous’ first day in shops, booksellers said.