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A Year In The Merde

by Stephen Clarke

A Year In The MerdeStephen Clarke was an English businessman who was sent to Paris by his company in September 2002. He was so moved by his experience that he wrote a novel about it.

Written for fun, A Year in the Merde was self-published in English in France. Miraculously, it became a huge hit among the French and the expats alike. The book points out France's positives and negatives.

It recounts the fictional adventures and misadventures of Paul West, an English businessman sent to Paris to create and open an English tea room where he encounters the language and culture of Paris. Clarke has very in your face tell it like it is in a sarcastic type style but it works well.


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