Showing how to get served in a restaurant, this book helps you learn to be exquisitely polite - and brutally rude - at the same time; and discover the language of love, sex and suppositories. It also provides advice on essential phrases and bons mots to cover various eventualities, illustrated with real-life anecdotes.
Have you ever walked into a half-empty restaurant in France, only to be told that it's complete? Attempted to say "merci beaucoup" and accidentally complimented someone on their cute backside? Been taken to what you've been assured is the perfect house deep in the countryside, only to find there's no electricity or running water? If the answer to any of the above is 'oui', "Talk to the Snail" is the book for you. Find out how to get served in a restaurant; learn to be exquisitely polite - and brutally rude - at the same time; discover the language of love, sex and suppositories (not necessarily in that order). It's all here in this funny, informative, seriously useful guide on how to get what you really want from the French. With advice on essential phrases and bons mots to cover all eventualities, and illustrated with witty real-life anecdotes, "Talk to the Snail" is a book that no self-respecting Francophile - or Francophobe - can afford to be without.
Stephen Clarke lives in Paris. In 2004, he self-published his first novel, A Year in the Merde, which became a word-of-mouth bestseller, and which has now been sold in 12 countries, including France.
Talk to the Snail by Stephen Clarke
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Transworld Publishers Ltd
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