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1000 Years Of Annoying The French Paperback – Sep 19 2011


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  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: McArthur & Co (Sept. 19 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552789829
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552789827
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.8 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #358,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Anyone who’s ever encountered a snooty Parisian waiter or found themselves driving on the Boulevard Peripherique during August will enjoy this book.” (Daily Mail )

“Relentlessly and energetically rude about almost every aspect of French history and culture.” (Mail on Sunday )

“Tremendously entertaining ... will surely shift more copies than all of this years bookish Gallic chronicles combined.” (Sunday Times )

About the Author

Stephen Clarke lives in Paris, where he divides his time between writing and not writing. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, was a runaway bestseller in 2004. He has published three more bestselling Merde novels since then.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wheeler on Feb. 19 2012
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This book should be mandatory reading for all children and adults of English and French descent. It summarizes a 1000 years of bickering between the two nations concisely, humorously and filled with gems of little known facts. Stephen Clarke has a way with words guaranteed to capture the attention of his audience and should serve as a template for future historians.
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Hilarious book poking holes into French revisionist history. Lots of factoids here, easily readable, perfect for airport reading on a trip to France.
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By Tharcourt on Oct. 31 2013
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A fun and enjoyable read filled with facts that will make any Englishman laugh at the expense of the French, which is always a good thing!
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Good, somewhat funny read . Author appears to have done a lot of research on subjects that can be all too familiar to many and he is not afraid to disagree with historical bias and jingoism. Helpful overview of many historical events familiar to many Brits. Be prepared to reference other books if some thinly covered areas interest you.
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Typically British humour- irreverent but sneakily insightful. A thorough account of 1000 years of the eternal Anglo-French love hate relationship
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