1000 Years of Annoying the French

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473508187
Release Date: 2015-06-05
Genre: History

NEW UPDATED EDITION Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Did the French write "God Save the Queen"? Non! But that's what they claim. Ten centuries' worth of French historical 'facts' bite the dust as Stephen Clarke looks at what has really been going on since 1066 ... Featuring new annoyances – both historical and recent – inflicted on the French, including Napoleon's "banned" chamber pot, Louis XIV's painful operation, Anglo-French jibes during the 2012 London Olympics, French niggles about William and Kate's royal wedding, and much more ...

Ein Engl nder in Paris

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492249930
Release Date: 2007
Genre:

Paul West, ein junger Engländer, kommt für seinen Job in die französische Hauptstadt und findet heraus, wie die Franzosen wirklich sind - Sie essen Unmengen Schimmelkäse, mißtrauen allen, die nicht französisch sprechen, und - oui, sie küssen sich den ganz

Gebrauchsanweisung f r Paris

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492952880
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Social Science

»Dass Paris speziell ist, dämmerte mir schon als Achtjährigem. Mum und Dad verreisten für ein Wochenende – allein! Den glücklichen Ausdruck auf ihren Gesichtern, als sie mich bei Tante Esther abholten, habe ich nie vergessen...« Wenn auch Sie Paris verfallen und dabei seine Einwohner verstehen wollen: Stephen Clarke, Wahlpariser und Bestsellerautor, liefert die charmant-witzige Anleitung dazu. Er weiht in die hohe Kunst des Flanierens und in die eines ersten Rendezvous ein, in die Geheimnisse von Kunsthändlern und Taxifahrern. Er verrät, welche Vorzüge ein Pariser Hotel haben sollte und wie Sie sich für den Besuch in der Fromagerie wappnen. Und was er als hochoffizieller Juror beim »Grand Prix de la Baguette de Paris« alles erlebte.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Zukunft

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492259596
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

Richie und seine Frau sind zum Shoppen nach Manhattan geflogen und entdecken in einem obskuren Laden einen Teleporter, mit dem blitzschnell Geschenke an die glücklichen Empfänger gebeamt werden. Star-Trek-Fan Richie kauf das teure Gerät und löst damit in seiner englischen Heimat ein Chaos aus.

Annoying The French Encore

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448150250
Release Date: 2012-08-16
Genre: Humor

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR Bonjour cher reader, Ever since European history began, we Brits have been happily engaged in our national pastime - annoying the French. And the past couple of years have shown that this annoying never stops. To give just three examples: After a mid-Atlantic collision between French and British nuclear submarines, France's Minister of Defence seemed to blame the accident on ... shrimps. When French political superstar Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York, France's establishment was outraged. It soon emerged that sexual harassment was regarded as a basic human right by the country's male élite. (This theme provided so much excellent material that I decided to include it in the plot of my soon-to-be published novel, The Merde Factor.) And when David Cameron walked out of a Eurosummit, a French politician accused him of being 'like a man at a wife-swapping party who refuses to bring his own wife.' Yes, a very French image, and it just one of the many anti-Anglais insults that came flying across the Channel. You will find all this, and much more, in Annoying the French Encore! Because, for the French, the merde never ends. Yours historically, Stephen Clarke, Paris, August 2012 ‘Tremendously entertaining’ Sunday Times ‘Relentlessly and energetically rude’ Mail on Sunday

Die k rzeste Geschichte Deutschlands

Author: James Hawes
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843717380
Release Date: 2018-05-11
Genre: History

Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.

The French Revolution and What Went Wrong

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473536661
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: History

*** An entertaining and eye-opening look at the French Revolution and what went wrong, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde *** Legend has it that, in a few busy weeks in July 1789, a despotic king, his freeloading wife, and a horde of over-privileged aristocrats, were displaced and then humanely dispatched. In the ensuing years, we are told, France was heroically transformed into an idyll of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité. In fact, as Stephen Clarke argues in his informative and eye-opening account of the French Revolution, almost all of this is completely untrue. In 1789 almost no one wanted to oust King Louis XVI, let alone guillotine him. While the Bastille was being stormed by out-of-control Parisians, the true democrats were at work in Versailles creating a British-style constitutional monarchy. The founding of the Republic in 1792 unleashed a reign of terror that caused about 300,000 violent deaths. And people hailed today as revolutionary heroes were dangerous opportunists, whose espousal of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité did not stop them massacring political opponents and guillotining women for demanding equal rights. Going back to original French sources, Stephen Clarke has uncovered the little-known and rarely told story of what was really happening in revolutionary France, as well as what went so tragically and bloodily wrong.

The Merde Factor

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448108275
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Fiction

Englishman Paul West is living the Parisian dream, and doing his best not to annoy the French. But recently things have been going très wrong: He's stuck in an apartment so small that he has to cut his baguettes in two to fit them in the kitchen. His research into authentic French cuisine is about to cause a national strike - and it could be all his fault. His Parisian business partner is determined to close their tea-room. And thinks that sexually harrassing his female employees is a basic human right. And Paul's gorgeous ex-girlfriend seems to be stalking him. Threatened with eviction, unemployment and bankrupcy, Paul realises that his personal merde factor is about to hit the fan...

Dirty Bertie An English King Made in France

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448108282
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Genre: History

The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France. He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans and can-can dancers. He spoke French more elegantly than English. He was the first ever guest to climb the Eiffel Tower with Gustave Eiffel, in defiance of an official English ban on his visit. He turned his French seduction skills into the diplomatic prowess that sealed the Entente Cordiale. A quintessentially English king? Pas du tout! Stephen Clarke argues that as 'Dirty Bertie', Edward learned all the essentials in life from the French.

Ich und die Walter Boys

Author: Ali Novak
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 9783641188849
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Jackie hasst unvorhersehbare Ereignisse. Als perfekte Tochter hat sie ihr Leben in New Yorks High Society fest im Griff und sonnt sich in der Aussicht auf eine erfolgreiche Zukunft. Doch dann schlägt das Schicksal zu. Mit einer Lawine unvorhersehbarer Ereignisse: 1. Jackie steht plötzlich alleine da. 2. Sie muss zu ihrer Vormundfamilie, den Walters, nach Colorado ziehen. 3. Die Walters haben nicht nur Pferde, sondern auch zwölf Söhne! Mitten in der Pampa, allein unter Jungs von 6 bis 21, für die Privatsphäre ein Fremdwort ist, lautet Jackies erster Gedanke: Nichts wie weg. Und ihr zweiter: Moment ... ein paar der Kerle sehen unfassbar gut aus!