1000 Years of Annoying the French
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February 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066... It's a light-hearted but impeccably researched account of all our great fallings-out. With Clarke's trademark humour and lightness of touch that will be remembered with fondness from A Year in the Merde and Talk to the Snail, among others this is a brilliant take on the history of our near neighbour.
1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke
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.
"'Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle' The Times
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Publication date20th January 2011
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PublisherBlack Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
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