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A Year in the Merde

by Stephen Clarke

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Self-published in France, and a subsequent bestseller, the hilarious story of a year in the life of a young Englishman abroad. 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 p├ętanque. 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Random House Australia
Imprint:
RHA eBooks Adult
Publication Date:
2012

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Stephen Clarke (Author)

Stephen Clarke is a British journalist who lives in Paris, where he divides his time between writing and not writing. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, became a word-of-mouth hit in 2004. Since then he has published more bestselling Merde nove...

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