"Done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians" (Daily Mail)
"Must have comedy-of-errors diary about being a Brit abroad" (Mirror)
"Clarke renders the flavor of life in Paris impeccably: the endless strikes, the sadistic receptionists, the crooked schemes by which the wealthy and well-connected land low-rent apartments... Clarke's eye for detail is terrific" (Washington Post)
"Call him the anti-Mayle. Stephen Clarke is acerbic, insulting, un-PC and mostly hilarious" (San Francisco Chronicle)
From the Back Cover
BY THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF A YEAR IN THE MERDE AND MERDE ACTUALLY...
The only book you'll need to understand what the French really think, how to get on with them and, and most importantly, how to get the best out of them.
With useful sections on:
·Making sure you get served in a café
·Harassing French estate agents
·Living with bacteria
·Pronouncing French swear-words
·Surviving the French driving experience
·Falling in amour, Paris-style
And beaucoup beaucoup more!
DON'T GO TO FRANCE WITHOUT READING THIS BOOK!
About the Author
Stephen Clarke has lived in Paris for twelve years. In 2004, he self-published his first novel. A Year in the Merde, which became a word-of-mouth bestseller, and went on to be a hit around the world - including France.
A Year in the Merde and Merde Actually, which also feature the romantically challenged Paul West, are also published by Black Swan. His new Paul West novel, Merde Happens, is now available from Bantam Press.