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  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748276
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 397
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Merde Actually



From the bestselling author of A Year in the Merde, the next instalment in the hilarious adventures of Paul West.

From the bestselling author of A Year in the Merde, the next instalment in the hilarious adventures of Paul West.

'Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle'
The Times

A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions:

What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really polite to sleep with your boss's mistress?

Paul opens his English tea room, and mutates (temporarily) into a Parisian waiter; samples the pleasures of typically French hotel-room afternoons; and, on a return visit to the UK, sees the full horror of a British office party through Parisian eyes.

Meanwhile, he continues his search for the perfect French mademoiselle. But will Paul find l'amour éternel, or will it all end in merde?

MERDE ACTUALLY
In his second comedy of errors, Paul West continues to sabotage the entente cordiale.

Author's apology: 'I'd just like to say sorry to all the suppository fans out there, because in this book there are no suppositories. There are, however, lots of courgettes, and I see this as progress. Suppositories to courgettes - I think it proves that I'm developing as a writer.' Stephen Clarke

  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748276
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 397
Categories:

About the author

Stephen Clarke

Dr Stephen Clarke is a history graduate of the University of Otago and the University of New South Wales. His long-time interest has been the social and cultural impact of war on New Zealand society with expertise in the observance of Anzac Day. After two years as Historian with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Dr Clarke joined the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association in 2001 to work on national projects and later public relations. As Chief Executive he led the strategic transformation and rebrand of the RSA between 2008 and 2013. This was followed by a year at the Royal British Legion in London, where as the first Head of Remembrance he oversaw the start of the First World War Centenary programme. He is an independent historian and founding director of Making History Ltd.

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