A Year In The Merde (Paperback)
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A Year In The Merde (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 01/04/2005
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Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job - and finds out what the French are really like. They do eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs' droppings. They don't wash their armpits with garlic soap. Going on strike really is the second national participation sport after petanque. And, yes, they do use suppositories. In his first novel, Stephen Clarke gives a laugh-out-loud account of the pleasures and perils of being a Brit in France. Less quaint than A Year in Provence, less chocolatey than Chocolat, A Year in the Merde will tell you how to get served by the grumpiest Parisian waiter; how to make perfect vinaigrette every time; how to make amour - not war; and how not to buy a house in the French countryside.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552772969
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle" * The Times *
"Must have comedy-of-errors diary about being a Brit abroad" * Daily Mirror *
"This is the season's word-of-mouth must-have book for Francophiles and Francophobes alike... This comedy of errors has almost certainly done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians" * Daily Mail *

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“A Year in the Merde”

I was looking for a book to read while on a short break to Paris and found 'A Year in the Merde' sitting on the bookshelf minding it's own business. It was a laugh out loud read! And some very true... More

Paperback edition
25th July 2009
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“Started off well, but...”

I initially enjoyed the funny anecdotes about Paris and the Parisians, and laughed and the narrator's introduction to his new job and colleagues. However, the book very quickly descended into school boy humour... More

Paperback edition
14th March 2011
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