The Libidinous Dwarf

Last week I sent The Secret Life of France off to Yves Bonnet, the former French spymaster who features heavily in the book. I have been nervous of his reaction. Today he sent me a text saying:

I love your analysis of our President. Be assured that the phrase ‘libidinous dwarf’ is now being whispered in the corridors of power.

President Sarkozy likes to sue people for libel. He has taken legal action six times since he has been in office. Is it libelous to call someone a sex dwarf?

I imagine arguing with the judge:

Monsieur le juge, I meant it as a compliment!

(Which is actually true. Sex dwarves are highly sought after in my family of five – tallish – girls.)