Merde Actually

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Bantam, 2005 - British - 409 pages
A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions. What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why do French job applicants put sexually transmitted diseases on their CVs? Why are there no public health warnings on French nudist beaches? And how do you cope with a plague of courgettes? Paul also mutates (temporarily) into a Parisian waiter; samples the pleasures of typically French hotel-room afternoons; and, on a return visit to the UK, sees the full horror of a British office party through Parisian eyes. Meanwhile, he continues his search for the perfect French mademolselle. But will Paul find l'amour eternel, or will it all end in merde?

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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

Laugh out loud lines in parts, though reasonably mindless in the majority - a sort of boy-lit adventure into relationships. Very similar to the first "A Year in the Merde" though not quite as sharp. Read full review

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I am a very lucky girl in the sense that I have a boyfriend that reads. A lot. A closeted bookish boyfriend if you will. (Try not to read too into that last statement, please.) Over the summer he ... Read full review

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