1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke

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Stephen Clarke’s hilarious and enlightening history of the love-hate relationship between Britain and France Things have been just a little awkward between Britain and France ever since the Norman invasion in 1066. Over the subsequent thousand years of wars, treaties, and cultural rivalries, the strange relationship between these nations ranged from contentious to comic. From the Hundred Years’ War and Joan of Arc, to the American Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase, to the ascendance of Napoleon Bonaparte and dawning of the Victorian era, Clarke examines with insight and humor the misfortunes and missteps that marked British and French—and sometimes American—relations through the centuries. Fast-paced and endlessly entertaining, 1,000 Years of Annoying the French is a riveting history of western Europe’s oddest couple.

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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 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.For more information about Stephen Clarke and his books, visit his website: www.stephenclarkewriter.com
Published March 20, 2012 by Open Road Media. 543 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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