The Merde Factor
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The Merde Factor : (Paul West 5)

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Englishman Paul West is living the Parisian dream, and doing his best not to annoy the French. But recently things have been going tres wrong:

He's stuck in an apartment so small that he has to cut his baguettes in two to fit them in the kitchen.

His research into authentic French cuisine is about to cause a national strike - and it could be all his fault.

His Parisian business partner is determined to close their tea-room. And thinks that sexually harrassing his female employees is a basic human right.

And Paul's gorgeous ex-girlfriend seems to be stalking him.

Threatened with eviction, unemployment and bankrupcy, Paul realises that his personal merde factor is about to hit the fan...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 266g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099574292
  • 9780099574293
  • 287,863

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"Has done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians."
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"Has done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians." * Daily Mail * "Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle." * The Times * "Must-have comedy-of-errors diary of being a Brit abroad." * Mirror *
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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 www.stephenclarkewriter.com
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502 ratings
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2 9% (47)
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