British poet becomes 'immortal' as he's chosen to guard French language

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Michael Edwards, 74, is the first Briton to achieve "immortality" by becoming a member of the hallowed institution the Académie Française.

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A 74-year-old poet has become the first Briton to achieve "immortality" by becoming a member of the Académie Française, the hallowed institution famous for defending the French language from "Anglo-Saxon" invasion, reports The Daily Telegraph.