Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The caustic tale of getting a French education the hard way.British journalist Clarke has camouflaged the particulars, but the gist of this work (originally self-published in France) is apparently drawn directly from his own experience. Here, "Paul West," his 27-year-old narrator, is hired by a French firm to open British tearooms in Paris, improbable as that sounds. And doomed, too, as Paul goes ... Read full review

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You know, you say it's a memoir and all and I bought into it, but it's really not. You find out at the end that it's a work of fiction (this really shouldn't spoil anything). Throughout the book, I was in a constant state of disbelief in the characters' actions, mannerisms and dialogue ("What? This can't be right!") and was pushed through the book by my curiousity to see how the madness would continue and be topped. Then to end it all by a disclaimer that it was fiction is a real letdown.
Entertaining book.

a year in the merde

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How does it feel to be an Englishman in Paris? You must learn the rules of parisian life before playing the game. Extremely funny novel ! Read full review

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