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Year in the Merde

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ISBN-10: 1582346178

ISBN-13: 9781582346175

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen Clarke

List price: $18.00
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Based on Stephen Clarke's own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit," "A Year in the Merde "provides perfect entertainment for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In 2004, Stephen Clarke, a British journalist, published A Year in the Merde, an almost-true account of what may or may not have happened to him in the ten previous years he'd lived in France. He originally published the novel in an edition of 200 copies, with the intention of selling them through his website, or giving them to his friends. However, following a reading in a Canadian bookshop in Paris and a write-up in a French newspaper, the book became a word-of-mouth bestseller, and was published around the world. To date it has sold over a million copies worldwide. Originally self-published in 2003, A Short History of the Future is Clarke's first novel. He has since gone on to write…