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A Year in the Merde

characters A Year in the Merde review A Year in the Merde 100 free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Stephen Clarke An urban antidote to A Year in Provence Stephen Clarke's book is a laugh out loud account of a year in the life of an expat in Paris for Francophiles and Francophobes alikeA Year in the Merde is the almost true account of the author's adventures as an expat in Paris Based on his own experiences and with names changed to avoid embarrassment possible legal action and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit the book is narrated by Paul West a twenty seven year old Brit who is brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British. I picked this up in the train station at Charles de Gaulle airport a few minutes before my flight was cancelled and I was forced to spend another day in Paris almost a year ago Tough life rightI never read it thoughDon t know why but last week I felt an urge to pick it up Read it in about 26 hours couldn t put it downIf you have no knowledge of the French France or French it might not be terribly interesting If however you ve spent a significant portion of your life dealing with studying or learning them respectively you might be as entertained by it as I wasWithin 2 hours of finishing it I d purchased the seuel

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characters A Year in the Merde review A Year in the Merde 100 free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Stephen Clarke Rumpiest Parisian waiter how to survive a French business meeting and how not to buy a house in the French countrysideThe author originally wrote A Year in the Merde just for fun and self published it in France in an English language edition Weeks later it had become a word of mouth hit for expats and the French alike With translation rights now sold in eleven countries and already a bestseller in the UK and France Stephen Clarke is clearly a Bill Bryson or a Peter Mayle for a whole new generation of readers who can never uite decide whether they love or love to hate the Frenc. This book is one of the best friends I have met recently One of those friends you need because only they really understand you It is really funny and an very accurate portrait of French goofiness I don t know how funny it would be to most people but being an expat living in Paris it is tear inducing funny Just when you think you are alone floating in the french sea something like this comes along and makes you realize you aren t alone I can t wait to read his other books

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characters A Year in the Merde review A Year in the Merde 100 free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Stephen Clarke Tea rooms He must manage of a group of lazy grumbling French employees maneuver around a treacherous Parisian boss while lucking into a succession of lusty girlfriends one of whom happens to be the boss's morally challenged daughter He soon becomes immersed in the contradictions of French culture the French are not all cheese eating surrender monkeys though they do eat a lot of smelly cheese and they are still in shock at being stupid enough to sell Louisiana thus losing the chance to make French the global language The book will also tell you how to get the best out of the g. Never been to France Never plan to go If you want a truly insulting xenophobic experience of French Culture then read this book Otherwise you could run into the middle of the Champs Elys es and scream in your most loud incomprehensible slang English I THINK THIS COUNTRY SUCKS BUT I D PREFER TO BE HERE INSULTING THE MOST STEREOTYPICAL CLICHES AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS RATHER THAN BACK AT HOME WHERE EVERYTHING IS ORDINARY AND BORINGIf you like it better at home then go home

  • Hardcover
  • 276
  • A Year in the Merde
  • Stephen Clarke
  • English
  • 12 November 2018
  • 9781582345918