Dirtie Bertie: An English King Made In France

Paperback | May 19, 2015

byStephen Clarke

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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.

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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, courte...

STEPHEN CLARKE lives in Paris, where he divides his time between writing and not writing. His first novel, A Year in the Merde, 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 understandi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.81 × 5.1 × 1.02 inPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099574322

ISBN - 13:9780099574323

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• "A comic history which manages to combine Clarke's brand of jaunty, bawdy humour... with being genuinely informative about French history." --Spectator