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1000 Years of Annoying the French

by Stephen Clarke

Biography / Autobiography Books of the Month - <b>September</b> eBooks of the Month History The Real World

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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 Synopsis

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.

1000 Years of Annoying the French Press Reviews

"'Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle' The Times

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ISBN: 9780552775748
Publication date: 20/01/2011
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780552775748
Publication date: 20th January 2011
Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,
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About Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke lives in Paris, where he divides his time between writing and not writing. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, originally became a word-of-mouth hit in 2004, and is now published all over the world. Since then he has published three more bestselling Merde novels, as well as Talk to the Snail, an indispensable guide to understanding the French.Research for Stephen's novels has taken him all over France and America. For 1000 Years of Annoying the French, he has also been breathing the chill air of ruined castles and deserted battlefields, leafing through dusty chronicles, brushing up the ...

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