Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke | Waterstones
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More of an essay than a book, but a good one. Makes some sharp observations about the French that are sure to annoy them.
May 21, Laura Greenwood rated it really liked it. This is a mini-ebook which is an update for Stephen Clarke's book years of annoying the French which I have also read.
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Clarke has an incredibly witty way of writing about facts, which is kind of similar to his fiction writing skills in his book A Year in the Merde and subsequent sequels which I am yet to read, but probably should. He also wrote a book on Paris that I have read. His style makes something that could be incredibly dull very interesting, and though years focuses on history, mainly warfare and political, as well as little annoying things like where the baguette actually came from, Annoying the French Encore focuses more on the political side of things, and this is far more recent.
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I must admit that I was chuckling out loud at some points! It helps if you have a basic grasp of French history and political systems I knew the France and the Fifth Republic, and France since the Revolution modules at Uni would be useful for something! One of the bits that made me laugh the most was the way that he described David Cameron walking out of an EU summit because of what Sarkozy said, made even funnier to me because it was about the same subject as my placement essay is French Financial Transaction Tax! This ebook also goes into things such as the French jealousy of our Royal Family true, I saw the French papers when the world discovered Kate was pregnant, important news was most definitely relegated!
If you have never read a book by Stephen Clarke and you are interested in France and French culture or you want a laugh then what are you waiting for???? Get to a book shop or amazon and order now! Sep 14, Vicki rated it did not like it.
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This is a book for parochial "whinging Poms" who want support in their deep-seated prejudice. Essentially a medium-length blog post waving a couple of fingers at the French because "Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah we beat you!
Unfunny, unenlightening, and very slight in every conceivable way. Don't waste your money, or your time. Jun 29, Gillian Edwards rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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Stephen Clarke is the bestselling author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction that satirize the peculiarities of French culture. In , he self-published A Year in the Merde, a comic novel skewering contemporary French society. The novel was an instant success and has led to numerous follow-ups, including Dial M for Merde , 1, Years of Annoying the French , and Paris Revealed Stephen Clarke is the bestselling author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction that satirize the peculiarities of French culture. After a mid-Atlantic collision between French and British nuclear submarines, France's Minister of Defense seemed to blame the accident on And when British Prime Minister David Cameron walked out of a Eurosummit, a French politician accused him of being 'like a man at a wife-swapping party who refuses to bring his own wife.
You will find all this, and much more, in Annoying the French Encore! Because, for the French, the merde never ends.
Yours historically, Stephen Clarke Praise for Stephen Clarke: "Clarke renders the flavor of life in Paris impeccably: the endless strikes, the sadistic receptionists, the crooked schemes by which the wealthy and well-connected land low-rent apartments Clarke's eye for detail is terrific. Clarke's sharp eye for detail and relentless wit make even the most quotidian task seem surreal. Sharp insights. Tremendously entertaining.