Merde Factor
Stephen Clarke

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Narrated By: Tom Allen

Duration: 8 hours and 14 minutes

What to expect

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:

His apartment is 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.

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...


Modern & contemporary fiction

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Must-have comedy-of-errors diary of being a Brit abroad.


Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle.

The Times

Has done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians.