'Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle'
A year after arriving in France, EnglishmanPaul Westis still struggling with some fundamental questions:
What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on Frenchnudistbeaches? And is it really polite to sleep with your boss'smistress?
Paul opens hisEnglish tea room, and 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 aBritish office partythrough Parisian eyes.
Meanwhile, he continues his search for the perfect French mademoiselle. But will Paul findl'amour éternel, or will it all end inmerde?
In his second comedy of errors, Paul West continues to sabotage the entente cordiale.
Author's apology:'I'd just like to say sorry to all the suppository fans out there, because in this book there are no suppositories. There are, however, lots of courgettes, and I see this as progress. Suppositories to courgettes - I think it proves that I'm developing as a writer.' Stephen Clarke
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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