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The French Revolution and What Went Wrong (Paperback): Stephen Clarke The French Revolution and What Went Wrong (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R237 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R71 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A Year In The Merde (Paperback): Stephen Clarke A Year In The Merde (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R206 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R69 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job - and finds out what the French are really like. They do eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs' droppings. They don't wash their armpits with garlic soap. Going on strike really is the second national participation sport after petanque. And, yes, they do use suppositories. In his first novel, Stephen Clarke gives a laugh-out-loud account of the pleasures and perils of being a Brit in France. Less quaint than A Year in Provence, less chocolatey than Chocolat, A Year in the Merde will tell you how to get served by the grumpiest Parisian waiter; how to make perfect vinaigrette every time; how to make amour - not war; and how not to buy a house in the French countryside.

How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Paperback): Stephen Clarke How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Paperback)
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R205 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R85 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if'), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began re-writing history. The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. In essence, the French cannot bear the idea that Napoleon, their greatest-ever national hero, was in any way a loser. Especially not against the traditional enemy - les Anglais. Stephen Clarke has studied the French version of Waterloo, as told by battle veterans, novelists, historians - right up to today's politicians, and he has uncovered a story of pain, patriotism and sheer perversion ...

The French Revolution and What Went Wrong (Paperback): Stephen Clarke The French Revolution and What Went Wrong (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R244 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R42 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An entertaining and eye-opening look at the French Revolution, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. The French Revolution and What Went Wrong looks back at the French Revolution and how it's surrounded in a myth. In 1789, almost no one in France wanted to oust the king, let alone guillotine him. But things quickly escalated until there was no turning back. The French Revolution and What Went Wrong looks at what went wrong and why France would be better off if they had kept their monarchy.

Merde Actually (Paperback): Stephen Clarke Merde Actually (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke
R189 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R49 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle." (The Times). A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really polite to sleep with your boss's mistress? Paul opens his English tea room, and mutates (temporarily) into a Parisian waiter; samples the pleasures of typically French hotel-room afternoons; and, on a return visit to the UK, sees the full horror of a British office party through Parisian eyes. Meanwhile, he continues his search for the perfect French mademoiselle. But will Paul find l'amour eternel, or will it all end in merde? Merde Actually. In his second comedy of errors, Paul West continues to sabotage the entente cordiale. Author's apology: "I'd just like to say sorry to all the suppository fans out there, because in this book there are no suppositories. There are, however, lots of courgettes, and I see this as progress. Suppositories to courgettes - I think it proves that I'm developing as a writer." (Stephen Clarke).

Merde Happens (Paperback): Stephen Clarke Merde Happens (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke
R187 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R50 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Paul West is in deep financial merde. His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job that involves him 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...

1000 Years of Annoying the French (Paperback, Completely revised, updated and expanded edition): Stephen Clarke 1000 Years of Annoying the French (Paperback, Completely revised, updated and expanded edition)
Stephen Clarke 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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 ...

1000 Years of Annoying the French (Paperback): Stephen Clarke 1000 Years of Annoying the French (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R218 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R48 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The French Revolution and What Went Wrong (Paperback): Stephen Clarke The French Revolution and What Went Wrong (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R445 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R144 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 Liberte, Egalite and Fraternite. 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 Liberte, Egalite and Fraternite 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.

Paris Revealed - The Secret Life of a City (Paperback): Stephen Clarke Paris Revealed - The Secret Life of a City (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke
R227 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R74 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

PARIS - one of the most visited cities in the world. BUT do you know ... Which is the most romantic spot to say 'je't'aime'? And the sexiest? Where to see fantastic art, away from all the crowds? Why Parisian men feel compelled to pee in the street? How to choose a hotel room where you might actually get a good night's sleep? Stephen Clarke goes behind the scenes to reveal everything Parisians know about their city - but don't want to tell you.

Merde in Europe (Paperback): Stephen Clarke Merde in Europe (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R312 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R61 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One Brit in Brussels. Two French Women. And a whole lot of merde. The hilarious new novel from Stephen Clarke, bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and A Thousand Years of Annoying the French. Does Brussels really want to outlaw bingo, bagpipes and smoky bacon crisps? Are eurocrats trying to rename the English Channel? And can the ink in euro notes really make men impotent? No. Well, not exactly. But it is true that the EU is a seriously flawed institution. And it's about to become even more so as Englishman Paul West goes to Brussels to work for a French MEP, and gets an insider's view of what really goes on in the massive madhouse that is the EU Parliament. As Britain prepares to vote whether it stays in or exits the EU, Paul gets the chance to influence the result of the referendum. He has to decide: better the devil you know? Or bring on the Brexit? It's a decision that could cost him a lot more than his euro paypacket . . .

Talk to the Snail (Paperback): Stephen Clarke Talk to the Snail (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke
R184 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R51 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Have you ever walked into a half-empty restaurant in France, only to be told that it's complet? 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 .

A Year in the Merde (Paperback, New ed): Stephen Clarke A Year in the Merde (Paperback, New ed)
Stephen Clarke 2
R240 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R84 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job - and finds out what the French are really like. They do eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs' droppings. They don't wash their armpits with garlic soap. Going on strike really is the second national participation sport after petanque. And, yes, they do use suppositories. In his first novel, Stephen Clarke gives a laugh-out-loud account of the pleasures and perils of being a Brit in France. Less quaint than A Year in Provence, less chocolatey than Chocolat, A Year in the Merde will tell you how to get served by the grumpiest Parisian waiter; how to make perfect vinaigrette every time; how to make amour - not war; and how not to buy a house in the French countryside.

Merde Actually (Paperback, New ed): Stephen Clarke Merde Actually (Paperback, New ed)
Stephen Clarke 2
R215 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R56 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle' The Times A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really polite to sleep with your boss's mistress? Paul opens his English tea room, and mutates (temporarily) into a Parisian waiter; samples the pleasures of typically French hotel-room afternoons; and, on a return visit to the UK, sees the full horror of a British office party through Parisian eyes. Meanwhile, he continues his search for the perfect French mademoiselle. But will Paul find l'amour eternel, or will it all end in merde? MERDE ACTUALLY In his second comedy of errors, Paul West continues to sabotage the entente cordiale. Author's apology: 'I'd just like to say sorry to all the suppository fans out there, because in this book there are no suppositories. There are, however, lots of courgettes, and I see this as progress. Suppositories to courgettes - I think it proves that I'm developing as a writer.' Stephen Clarke

The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House (Hardcover): Stephen Clarke The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House (Hardcover)
Stephen Clarke
R1,362 R1,231 Discovery Miles 12 310 Save R131 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Press, founded in 1757, is the most celebrated of the early English private presses, unique for the importance of the books, pamphlets, and ephemera it produced. This illustrated study of the Press draws on a remarkable array of surviving images of the Printing House, many of them newly discovered and previously unstudied.

But more than that, this book provides an original and sustained analysis of Walpole's extraordinary literary endeavor, and of the complex variety of purposes that the Press fulfilled. The volume not only assesses all known images to discover what they can tell us about Walpole's Press, but also reveals that, quite unexpectedly, a large part of Walpole's Printing House survives to this day.

Mad Max (DVD): Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Geoff Parry, Paul Johnstone,... Mad Max (DVD)
Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, … 1
R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Set sometime after an apocalyptic war, 'Mad Max' depicts a world in which the police have their hands full fighting roving motorcycle gangs. When the wife and child of cop Max (Mel Gibson) are murdered by one of the gangs, he sets out to get revenge. Followed by two sequels, 'Mad Max 2' and 'Mad Max 3: Beyond the Thunderdome'.

Merde in Europe (Paperback): Stephen Clarke Merde in Europe (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R185 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R48 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One Brit in Brussels. Two French Women. And a whole lot of merde. The hilarious new novel from Stephen Clarke, bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and A Thousand Years of Annoying the French. Does Brussels really want to outlaw bingo, bagpipes and smoky bacon crisps? Are eurocrats trying to rename the English Channel? And can the ink in euro notes really make men impotent? No. Well, not exactly. But it is true that the EU is a seriously flawed institution. And it's about to become even more so as Englishman Paul West goes to Brussels to work for a French MEP, and gets an insider's view of what really goes on in the massive madhouse that is the EU Parliament. As Britain prepares to vote whether it stays in or exits the EU, Paul gets the chance to influence the result of the referendum. He has to decide: better the devil you know? Or bring on the Brexit? It's a decision that could cost him a lot more than his euro paypacket...

How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Paperback): Stephen Clarke How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R211 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R43 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if'), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began re-writing history. The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. In essence, the French cannot bear the idea that Napoleon, their greatest-ever national hero, was in any way a loser. Especially not against the traditional enemy - les Anglais. Stephen Clarke has studied the French version of Waterloo, as told by battle veterans, novelists, historians - right up to today's politicians, and he has uncovered a story of pain, patriotism and sheer perversion ...

Merde in Europe (Paperback): Stephen Clarke Merde in Europe (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

THE POST-BREXIT EDITION - brand new chapters with extra EU chaos for Englishman Paul West. An Englishman, Paul West, goes to Brussels to work for a French MEP. There he gets an insider's view of what really goes on in the massive madhouse that is the EU Parliament. With the referendum on the horizon, things are even more hysterical than usual. When the Brexit result comes in, Paul has to make a decision. If he wants to work in Europe, should he apply for a French passport? But can an Englishman really become French? Can he sing the bloodthirsty 'Marseillaise'? Can he even pronounce the word 'Marseillaise'? And as Paul contemplates his own personal Brexit, the whole of Brussels seems to be going into meltdown ...

A Year In The Merde (Paperback): Stephen Clarke A Year In The Merde (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke
R324 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R62 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Based on Stephen Clarke's own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit," "A Year in the Merde "provides perfect entertainment for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.

Doing Relationship-Based Social Work - A Practical Guide to Building Relationships and Enabling Change (Paperback): Mary... Doing Relationship-Based Social Work - A Practical Guide to Building Relationships and Enabling Change (Paperback)
Mary McColgan, Cheryl Mcmullin; Contributions by John McLaughlin, James Marshall, Julia Alexander, …
R434 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R24 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Relationships and communication are the foundation of good social work practice. This book offers a new model, drawn from research and practical experience, which describes how to carry out effective relationship-based social work. Doing Relationship-Based Social Work provides a refreshing and realistic approach to social work practice. The model itself is built around four stages: engagement, negotiation, enabling change and valuing endings. Underpinned by motivational interviewing techniques, strengths focused practice, emotional intelligence and empowerment, the approach is supported by case examples and explanations of the importance of relationships at each stage. Informative and practical, this book will be an invaluable text for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students as well as all social work and allied professionals committed to enabling positive change.

The Reform of Civil Justice (Paperback, 2nd edition): Stephen Clark, The Right Hon Sir Rupert Jackson The Reform of Civil Justice (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Stephen Clark, The Right Hon Sir Rupert Jackson
R2,129 Discovery Miles 21 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Forgotten Christ - Exploring the Majesty and Mystery of God Incarnate (Paperback): Stephen Clark The Forgotten Christ - Exploring the Majesty and Mystery of God Incarnate (Paperback)
Stephen Clark
R378 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R59 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Tales of Two Cities - Christianity and Politics (Paperback): Stephen Clark Tales of Two Cities - Christianity and Politics (Paperback)
Stephen Clark
R350 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R59 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
No Rest for the Listener (Paperback): Stephen Clarke 1980 No Rest for the Listener (Paperback)
Stephen Clarke 1980
R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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