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A Year in the Merde

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A Year In The Merde is the almost-true account of the author's adventures as an expert in Paris. 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 story of a Paul West, a 27-year-old Brit who is brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British "tea rooms." He soon becomes immersed in the contradictions of French culture: the French are not all cheese-eating surrender monkeys, though they do eat a lot of smelly cheese; they are still in shock at being stupid enough to sell Louisiana, thus losing the chance to make French the global language, while going on strike is the second national participation sport after p├ętanque. He also illuminates 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.

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ISBN: 9781582346175
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 276
Size: 8.35" l x 5.53" w x 0.83"
Series: N/A

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Travel Reference