Merde in Europe

Merde in Europe : A Brit goes undercover in Brussels

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One Brit in Brussels. Two French Women. And a whole lot of merde.
The hilarious new novel from Stephen Clarke, bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and A Thousand Years of Annoying the French.

Does Brussels really want to outlaw bingo, bagpipes and smoky bacon crisps? Are eurocrats trying to rename the English Channel? And can the ink in euro notes really make men impotent?

No. Well, not exactly.

But it is true that the EU is a seriously flawed institution.

And it's about to become even more so as Englishman Paul West goes to Brussels to work for a French MEP, and gets an insider's view of what really goes on in the massive madhouse that is the EU Parliament.

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 . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 26mm | 468g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780896034
  • 9781780896038
  • 581,451

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"Stephen Clarke brings some much-needed humour to Britain's EU referendum debate in this entertaining novel... Clarke considers both sides of the argument and makes the debate much more accessible." * France Magazine * "The inside story of what life is really like behind the scenes at the European Union" * Express * "Humorous tale ..." * FRANCE Magazine *
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About Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke lives in Paris, where he divides his time between writing and not writing.

His Merde novels have been bestsellers all over the world, including France. His non-fiction books include Talk to the Snail, an insider's guide to understanding the French; How the French Won Waterloo (or Think They Did), an amused look at France's continuing obsession with Napoleon; Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France, a biography of Edward VII; and 1000 Years of Annoying the French, which was a number one bestseller in Britain.

Research for The French Revolution and What Went Wrong took him deep into French archives in search of the actual words, thoughts and deeds of the revolutionaries and royalists of 1789. He has now re-emerged to ask modern Parisians why they have forgotten some of the true democratic heroes of the period, and opted to idolize certain maniacs.

Follow Stephen on @SClarkeWriter and
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