Talk to the Snail
Ten Commandments for Understanding the French
By (author) Stephen Clarke
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Talk to the Snail by Stephen Clarke
Book DescriptionFrom 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 DetailsISBN: 9781741665376
(179mm x 106mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author 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, 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.
Merde in Europe, Paperback (May 2016)
Does Brussels really want to outlaw bingo, bagpipes and smoky bacon crisps? As Britain prepares to vote whether it stays in or exits the EU, Paul gets the chance to influence the result of the referendum. He has to decide: better the devil you know? Or bring on the Brexit? It's a decision that could cost him a lot more than his euro paypacket...
1000 Years of Annoying the French, Paperback (May 2015)» View all books by Stephen Clarke
Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! Did the French write "God Save the Queen"? Non! But that's what they claim. In this book, ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as the author looks at what has really been going on since 1066.
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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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