A Year in the Merde

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 A Year In The Merde by Stephen Clarke

I grabbed this book at bootfair back in September. I thought I have read this, but I having read it now, I have now recollection of it, it could be I read a different book in this series.

The main character, Paul West a British twenty-something, chronicles his year living in France while working for a company that wants to open a chain of tea rooms in Paris called "My tea is Rich". I do like those kind of "fish out water" genre books. 

It is funny and  hard to put it down book, peppered throughout with various  observations on French culture and life. I have never lived in Paris, so I cannot relate as much but I still found very interesting, for people who have lived there this book must be hilarious. 

I already bought the second part, Merde Actually, on amazon and if it's any good, I might  read the whole series. 

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  1. I'm a fan of the genre too. I read one about a french journalist living in Germany that was quite amusing, tour de franz was the title, but I don't think it's been translated into english

    1. oh that sounds interesting! Too bad it's not English, would love to read it