Merde Happens

Merde Happens

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Paul West is in deep financial merde. His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job that involves him touring America in a Mini, while pretending to be typically British. Also in the car is Paul's French girlfriend, Alexa, and his American poet friend, Jake, whose main aim in life is to sleep with a woman from every country in the world. Preferably in the back of Paul's Mini. But as the little car battles from New York to Miami, and then heads west, leg-room turns out to be the least of Paul's troubles. His work is being sabotaged, his tour plans are in tatters, and his love life becomes a Franco-American war zone. And as Paul knows better than anyone, when you mix love and war - merde happens more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106 x 176 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552773522
  • 9780552773522
  • 144,091

Review quote

"Done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians." * Daily Mail * "Must-have comedy-of-errors diary about being a Brit abroad." * Mirror * "Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle" * The Times *show more

About Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke lives in France. He has experimented with Gauloises, petanque and suppositories, but only as research for his writing. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, which introduced Paul West was first self-published in Paris where it became a word-of-mouth bestseller, and has now been translated into nineteen languages including more

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"Done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians." Daily Mailshow more

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4 30% (549)
3 37% (671)
2 13% (233)
1 3% (50)
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