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  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748283
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 382

Merde Happens




Q: What happens when an Englishman, an American, and a French woman drive across America in a Mini? A: Merde Happens ...

Q: What happens when an Englishman, an American, and a French woman drive across America in a Mini? A: Merde Happens ...


Paul West is in deep financial merde. His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job that involves him touring America in a Mini, while pretending to be typically British.

Also in the car is Paul's French girlfriend, Alexa, and his American poet friend, Jake, whose main aim in life is to sleep with a woman from every country in the world. Preferably in the back of Paul's Mini.

But as the little car battles from New York to Miami, and then heads west, leg-room turns out to be the least of Paul's troubles. His work is being sabotaged, his tour plans are in tatters, and his love life becomes a Franco-American war zone.

And as Paul knows better than anyone, when you mix love and war - merde happens ...

  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748283
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 382

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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