1000 Years of Annoying the French

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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. Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066...

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Stephen Clarke lives in Paris. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, 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 medieval French he studied at university and generally losing himself in the mists of history. He has now returned to present-day Paris, and is doing his best to live the entente cordiale.

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"Tremendously entertaining" The Sunday Times "Relentlessly and energetically rude about almost every aspect of French history and culture" Mail on Sunday "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

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Verlag: Black Swan Random House UK Apr 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1784160407 ISBN 13: 9781784160401
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Buchbeschreibung Black Swan Random House UK Apr 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - NEW UPDATED EDITION 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. Did the French write 'God Save the Queen' Non! But that's what they claim. Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066 . Featuring new annoyances - both historical and recent - inflicted on the French, including Napoleon's 'banned' chamber pot, Louis XIV's painful operation, Anglo-French jibes during the 2012 London Olympics, French niggles about William and Kate's royal wedding, and much more . 768 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781784160401

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