1000 Years of Annoying the French

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Transworld, Mar 18, 2010 - History - 688 pages
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Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory?
Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French.

Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc?
Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers.

Was the guillotine a French invention?
Non! It was invented in Yorkshire.

Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what hasreally been going on since 1066 ...

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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN ENGLISH Someone wrote in his review that you don't need to be English or hate the French to enjoy this book, and he was certainly right. I enjoyed it, being Dutch, as I can always laugh with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

Someone wrote in his review that you don't need to be English or hate the French to enjoy this book, and he was certainly right. I enjoyed it, being Dutch, as I can always laugh with the rivalry ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stephen Clarke lives in Paris. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, became a word-of-mouth hit in 2004, and is now published all over the world. Since then he has published three more bestselling Merde novels, as well as Talk to the Snail, an indispensable guide to understanding the French. Research for Stephen's novels has taken him all over France and America. For 1000 Years of Annoying the French, he has also been breathing the chill air of ruined castles and deserted battlefields, leafing through dusty chronicles, brushing up the medieval French he studied at university and generally losing himself in the mists of history. He has now returned to present-day Paris, and is doing his best to live the entente cordiale.

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