Talk to the Snail by Stephen Clarke
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Talk to the Snail
By Stephen Clarke

Talk to the Snail

Ten Commandments for Understanding the French

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Talk to the Snail by Stephen Clarke

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741665376
ISBN-10: 174166537X
Format: Paperback
(179mm x 106mm x 20mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Selected Letters by Stephen Clarke Selected Letters, Hardback (April 2017)

Offers an extensive selection of author's letters, arranged by subject so that you can choose from themes including social life, the Court, politics, literature, and the evolution of his Gothic castle and art and book collections at Strawberry Hill.

Merde in Europe by Stephen Clarke Merde in Europe, Paperback (March 2017)

An Englishman, Paul West, goes to Brussels to work for a French MEP. There he gets an insider's view of what really goes on in the massive madhouse that is the EU Parliament. When the Brexit result comes in, he has to make a decision. If he wants to work in Europe, should he apply for a French passport? But can an Englishman really become French?

How the French Won Waterloo by Stephen Clarke How the French Won Waterloo, Paperback (June 2016)

Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815, then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. This book reveals the history of Battle of Waterloo.

How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did by Stephen Clarke How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did, Paperback (June 2016)

If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if'), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began re-writing history. The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle.

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Author Biography - Stephen Clarke

In 2004, Stephen Clarke, a British journalist, published A Year in the Merde, an almost-true account of what may-or-may-not have happened in to him in the ten previous years he'd lived in France. He originally published the novel in a edition of 200 copies, with the intention of selling them through his website or giving them to his friends. However, following a reading in a Canadian bookshop in Paris and a write-up in a French newspaper, the book became a word-of-mouth bestseller and was published around the world. He lives in Paris where he divides his time between writing and not writing. For more information about Stephen Clarke and his books, visit his website- www.stephenclarkewriter.com

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