God Save La France: A Hilarious Novel by Stephen Clarke
If you are looking for a funny and witty book that will make you laugh out loud, you should check out God Save La France by Stephen Clarke. This novel tells the story of Paul West, a young British executive who moves to Paris for a year and faces all kinds of cultural shocks and misunderstandings.
From dealing with the bureaucracy and the strikes, to dating French women and learning the language, Paul West discovers the joys and challenges of living in France. Along the way, he also encounters some hilarious situations, such as working in a tea salon, getting involved in a political scandal, and wearing lingerie as a disguise.
God Save La France is a satire of both British and French stereotypes, but also a tribute to the beauty and charm of Paris. Stephen Clarke, who is a journalist and has lived in France for over ten years, writes with humor and insight about the cultural differences and similarities between the two countries.
If you want to have a good time reading a book that will make you smile and appreciate the French way of life, you should definitely read God Save La France. You can find it online or in your local bookstore. It is also available in French as God save la France, translated by LÃon Mercadet.
In this book, you will follow Paul West as he navigates through the French culture, politics, and society. You will learn about his adventures and misadventures in the following chapters:
SEPTEMBRE: Never the Deux Shall Meet - Why the French distrust all English, and more particularly anyone who can't speak French (for example, Paul).
OCTOBRE: One Foot in the Merde - Paul visits different parts of Paris, touristy and less so, treading in plenty of dog-poop, literal and metaphorical.
NOVEMBRE: Make Yourself Chez Moi - Paul looks for an apartment. The garret myth â shared hole-in-the-floor toilets are \"romantic\"
DÃCEMBRE: God Save the Cuisine - With his palate attuned to French cuisine, Paul tries his best to get nostalgic about British food.
JANVIER: A Maison in the Country - Paul discovers the EU-subsidized quaintness of rural France and decides to buy a suspiciously cheap cottage.
FÃVRIER: Make Amour, Not War - Tensions as the Iraq war looms.
And more! You will also meet some unforgettable characters, such as Paul's boss Jean-Marie Martin, who is a shady and manipulative businessman; Paul's girlfriend Alexa, who is a sexy and mysterious journalist; Paul's friend Jake, who is a cynical and sarcastic expat; and many others.
God Save La France is a book that will make you laugh, think, and appreciate the differences and similarities between two great nations. It is also a book that will inspire you to visit France and discover its beauty and charm for yourself. Don't miss this opportunity to read a hilarious novel by Stephen Clarke, who has been called \"the anti-Mayle\" by The Guardian. 248dff8e21