DIRTY BERTIE: AN ENGLISH KING MADE IN FRANCE
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DIRTY BERTIE: AN ENGLISH KING MADE IN FRANCE

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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.

Rayons : Sciences humaines & sociales > Histoire

  • EAN

    9780099574323

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    400 Pages

  • Longueur

    20 cm

  • Largeur

    13 cm

  • Poids

    311 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Stephen Clarke

Ancien scénariste pour BBC Radio 4, Stephen Clarke s'est installé à Paris au début des années 1990 en tant que journaliste pour un magazine anglophone. Il a écrit God save la France (NiL Editions, 2005) et God save les Françaises (NiL Editions, 2007), de petits « guides de survie » à l'usage de ses compatriotes exilés au pays des Froggies, best-sellers dans dix-sept pays.

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