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Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

Stephen Clarke

Verlag: Century, 2014
ISBN 10: 1780890346 / ISBN 13: 9781780890340
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Titel: Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

Verlag: Century

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Art des Buches: book


2014. 385 pages. Signed by the author. Blue illustrated dust jacket with red lettering over black cloth. B&W illustrations and photographs throughout. Clean bright pages with firm binding. Signed by the Author on title page. Little to no wear to spine, edges and corners. Mild white marking to boards. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear to edges and corners. Signed sticker to front. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1443200504LCR

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The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde.

Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France.

He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans and can-can dancers. He spoke French more elegantly than English. He was the first ever guest to climb the Eiffel Tower with Gustave Eiffel, in defiance of an official English ban on his visit. He turned his French seduction skills into the diplomatic prowess that sealed the Entente Cordiale.

A quintessentially English king? Pas du tout! Stephen Clarke argues that as 'Dirty Bertie', Edward learned all the essentials in life from the French.

Rezension: "A wicked and witty biography." ( Daily Express)

"A comic history which manages to combine Clarke?s brand of jaunty, bawdy humour ? with being genuinely informative about French history." ( Spectator)

"Fine historical romp." ( Daily Mail)

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