In the Merde for Love

In the Merde for Love
Author : Stephen Clarke
Publisher :
Total Pages : 403
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1035661607
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Merde for Love Book Description:

A Year in the Merde

A Year in the Merde
Author : Stephen Clarke
Publisher : Penguin Books Canada
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0143051911
ISBN 13 : 9780143051916
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year in the Merde Book Description:

Based loosely 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 (or quite possibly, a Christian Dior skirt)," A Year in the Merde is the almost true account of Paul West's adventures as an expat in Paris. Brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British tea rooms, Paul, a twenty-seven-year-old Brit, soon finds himself managing a group of lazy, grumbling French employees, manoeuvring around a slick, treacherous Parisian boss, and lucking into a succession of lusty girlfriends (one of whom happens to be the boss's morally challenged daughter). Immersed in the contradictions of French culture, he learns how to get the best out of the grumpiest Parisian waiter, how to survive a French business meeting, and how not to buy a house in the French countryside.

Merde Happens

Merde Happens
Author : Stephen Clarke
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9781407038544
ISBN 13 : 1407038540
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merde Happens Book Description:

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 ...

Talk to the Snail

Talk to the Snail
Author : Stephen Clarke
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9781407038728
ISBN 13 : 1407038729
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talk to the Snail Book Description:

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.

A Year In The Merde

A Year In The Merde
Author : Stephen Clarke
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9781407038773
ISBN 13 : 140703877X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year In The Merde Book Description:

Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job - and finds out what the French are really like. They do eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs' droppings. They don't wash their armpits with garlic soap. Going on strike really is the second national participation sport after pétanque. And, yes, they do use suppositories. In his first novel, Stephen Clarke gives a laugh-out-loud account of the pleasures and perils of being a Brit in France. Less quaint than A Year in Provence, less chocolatey than Chocolat, A Year in the Merde will tell you how to get served by the grumpiest Parisian waiter; how to make perfect vinaigrette every time; how to make amour - not war; and how not to buy a house in the French countryside.

Merde Happens

Merde Happens
Author : Stephen Clarke
Publisher : Black Swan/Carousel/Corgi
Total Pages : 380
Release : 2008-03
ISBN 10 : 0552773522
ISBN 13 : 9780552773522
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merde Happens Book Description:

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 ...

An Act of Love

An Act of Love
Author : Carol Drinkwater
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN 10 : 9781405933377
ISBN 13 : 1405933372
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Act of Love Book Description:

Be swept away with this breathtaking wartime romance set deep in the French Alps 'A moving story of love and friendship' KATE MOSSE 'Each sentence shimmers' MY WEEKLY 'A virtual hug of a tale' JOANNE HARRIS 'Exciting, evocative' DAILY MAIL 'Emotional and moving' FIONA VALPY ________ France, 1943. Forced to flee war ravaged Poland, seventeen-year-old Sara and her parents find refuge in a dilapidated house in the French Alps. On first glance it seems the perfect hideaway. But soon the Nazis close in, casting a shadow over Sara's blissful summer and her blossoming romance with handsome local villager Alain. Eventually the family must make a harrowing choice, one that could drive them apart forever and risk several lives. Will they make it through the summer? Will the family find each other again? And can Sara hold onto the love she has found with Alain? ________ 'Romantic, evocative, and pulse racingly dramatic' WENDY HOLDEN 'A moving story of love, friendship and bravery that simply races along' WOMAN'S WEEKLY 'A terrific story . . . skilfully written and heart-rending' MIRIAM MARGOLYES 'So evocative of the south of France - you can almost smell the maquis . . . Engrossing' Reader Review 'Sara's story is both moving and inspiring' Sheila O'Flanagan, bestselling author of The Women Who Ran Away 'Great storyline, great characters. A thoroughly enjoyable read' Reader Review 'I enjoyed it very much . . . it's her best' Elizabeth Buchan, author of The Museum of Broken Promises 'A wonderful, enjoyable novel with courage and survival at its heart' Elizabeth Chadwick, author of The Wild Hunt series 'One not to be missed ... tells a part of history that should never be forgotten' Shirley Dickson, author of The Lost Children Praise for Carol Drinkwater: 'I was hooked from the start' Dinah Jefferies 'Carol Drinkwater's writing is like taking an amazing holiday in book form' Jenny Colgan 'Beautifully woven and compelling' Rowan Coleman 'Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets - I loved this' Santa Montefiore

Merde

Merde
Author : Genevieve
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 112
Release : 1998-12-09
ISBN 10 : 9780684854274
ISBN 13 : 0684854279
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merde Book Description:

Explains the meaning of French slang expressions, idioms, epithets, and colloquialisms

Merde Encore

Merde Encore
Author : Genevieve
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2015-02-16
ISBN 10 : 9781501112591
ISBN 13 : 1501112597
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merde Encore Book Description:

Sacre Bleu!!! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the café... For those of you who delighted in Geneviève's deliciously naughty first book, Merde!, and for those unfortunate few who have not yet had the pleasure...Geneviève is back with Merde Encore! Here the inimitable Geneviève makes further fabulous forays into French argot and comes up with an enormous range of colorful idioms, essential for anyone who wants to speak the language as it really is spoken. As an additional treat, she also gives instructions in the correct use of impassioned Gallic gestures -- those silent but expressive signals so beloved of the French motorist and shopkeeper. And, most important, she reveals how the French language, both spoken and visual, is a key to the spirit and character of the people who use it. With infectious humor, she exposes the idiosyncratic attitudes that have produced so great a wealth of vivid expressions. So now discover how the French really feel about sex, food, la belle France, foreigners, hygiene, death...Merde Encore! may confirm what you've always suspected.