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A Year In the Merde

Paul West Series, Book 1 · Paul West

by Stephen Clarke


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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 pétanque. 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.

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Transworld Digital
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Paul West


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Stephen Clarke (Author)

Stephen Clarke lives in Paris, where he divides his time between writing and not writing.His Merde novels have been bestsellers all over the world, including France. His non-fiction books include Talk to the Snail, an insider's guide to understand...

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