Merde Happens

Paperback | November 6, 2007

byStephen Clarke

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Englishman Paul West is in deep financial merde.

His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job touring America in a Mini, while pretending to be typically British.

Also in the car is Paul’s French girlfriend, Alexa, and his American poet friend, Jake, whose main aim in life is to sleep with a woman from every country in the world. Preferably in the back of Paul’s Mini.

But as the little car battles from New York to Miami, and then heads west, leg-room turns out to be the least of Paul’s troubles. His work is being sabotaged, his tour plans are in tatters and his love life becomes a Franco-American war zone.

And as Paul knows better than anyone, when you mix love and war—merde happens…

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Englishman Paul West is in deep financial merde. His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job touring America in a Mini, while pretending to be typically British. Also in the car is Paul’s French girlfriend, Alexa, and his American poet friend, Jake, whose main aim in life is to sleep with a woman from every country in...

His first novel, A Year in the Merde, originally became a word-of-mouth hit in Paris in 2004. Since then it has been published all over the world, and earned Stephen a nomination for the British Book Award for Best Newcomer. The follow-up, Merde Actually, went to number one in the Bookseller chart. In 2006, he published his guide to un...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.24 × 5.56 × 0.79 inPublished:November 6, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143056093

ISBN - 13:9780143056096

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super funny! Entertaining and easy read.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastique! The third instalment of Paul West's adventures is even better than the first two installments. This time it is a warped but insightful tour of the USA as Paul gets a new job as a British cultural ambassador (of sorts) in pursuit of global tourism glory for his homeland and of course to pay off his debts in France. This series should be translated onto the silver screen - they are one of the funniest stories I have read.
Date published: 2009-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and inspiring Stephen Clarke's third installment in adventures of Paul West continues to keep readers laughing. You can't help but wonder how someone gets themselves into such a conundrum at every turn, but then you cheer Paul along as he finds his way out time and again. A great read for fans of the series!
Date published: 2008-01-20