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  • Published: 2 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9781741665376
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

Talk To The Snail




From the bestselling author of A Year in The Merde, the Ten Commandments for Living with the French

From the bestselling author of A Year in The Merde, the Ten Commandments for Living with the French

Have you been taken to what you've been assured is the perfect house deep in the French countryside, only to find there's no electricity or running water? Gone to the doctor with a nasty cough, and been diagnosed with a rather more personal complaint? Walked into an half-empty restaurant, only to be told that it's complet?

If the answer to any of the above is oui, Talk to the Snail is the book for you.Find out how to get served in a restaurant; the best way to deal with French hypochondria; learn the language of love, sex and suppositories (not necessarily in that order); it's all here in this funny, informative, seriously useful guide on how to get what you really want from the French.

With advice on essential phrases and bons mots to cover all eventualities, and illustrated with witty real-life anecdotes, Talk to the Snail is a book that no self-respecting Francophile - or Francophobe - can afford to be without.

Don't go to France without reading this book.

And don't even think of buying a house there.

  • Published: 2 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9781741665376
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

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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