Table of contents for A year in the merde / by Stephen Clarke.

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SEPTEMBRE: Never the Deux Shall Meet
Why the French distrust all English, and more particularly
anyone who can't speak French (for example, moi).
OCTOBRE: One Foot in the Merde
I visit different parts of Paris, touristy and less so,
treading in plenty of dog-poop, literal and metaphorical.
NOVEMBRE: Make Yourself Chez Moi
Looking for an apartment. The garret myth - shared hole-in-
the-floor toilets are "romantic"?
DÉCEMBRE: God Save the Cuisine
With my palate attuned to French cuisine, I try my best to
get nostalgic about British food.
JANVIER: A Maison in the Country
I discover the EU-subsidized quaintness of rural France and
decide to buy a suspiciously cheap cottage.
FÉVRIER: Make Amour, Not War
Tensions as the Iraq war looms. Meanwhile, a girl tries her
best to turn me into a Latin lover with an intensive course
in French sexual traditions.
MARS: The Joy of Suppositories
I explore France's wildly generous medical system and even
try out typical French "treatment by the back door."
AVRIL: Liberté, égalité, Get Out of My Way
I find that the French are secretly quite fond of
Englishspeakers after all. This is especially true of the
exotic Florence.
MAI: 1968 and All That
With countless long weekends, holiday allowances to be used
up, and the inevitable strikes, the French know that if you
haven't finished your year's work by May 1, you're in the

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

British -- France -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Tearooms -- Fiction.
Autobiographical fiction. gsafd.
Humorous fiction. gsafd.