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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Detour De France An Englishman in Search of a Continental Education
  • Michael Simkins
  • English
  • 23 October 2018
  • 9780091927523

10 thoughts on “Detour De France An Englishman in Search of a Continental Education

  1. says:

    This was a really enjoyable read The author comes across as a really likeable character and really uite British in my opinion at least The latter was especially so when he asked for a cup of tea It reminded me of a British friend who

  2. says:

    Michael Simkins journeys through France inspired in part by his passion for the film 'Mr Hulot's Holiday' the location of which is his starting point He has many enjoyable experiences including attending a folk dance festival in Brittany viewing a circus with real animals we don't get those in England any trying his luc

  3. says:

    Enjoyable romp around France as Simkins a jobbing actor takes a summer off to immerse himself in the couture of our Trans Manche cousins He is a genial companion and as we share a love of cricket and Monsieur Hulot's Holiday I found him very entertaining He certainly plays the gauche English twit well with a ni

  4. says:

    I thought this book absolutely brilliant Purely from a total novices point of view this is a very well written

  5. says:

    A humorous canter through France with Michael Simkins would have given it 35 stars if I could Full marks certai

  6. says:

    A brilliant romp through France through the eyes of Michael Simkins complete with all his wit and humour It made me want to travel through France again right now too bad the bank account won't allow it At least I could join him in his adventures

  7. says:

    Stephen Clarke's books make me laugh This one is meh it might be but it doesn't bring laughter all the time and some of the stories are just well he just sometimes wants to hard to be funny

  8. says:

    Lightly entertaining if not very PC The story of a fifties man stuck in a rut and his attempts to rewrite himself

  9. says:

    A rollicking read of a stuffy shirt Rosbif discovering both himself and the essence of The french through his ow

  10. says:

    well written I've read with pleasure

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Detour De France An Englishman in Search of a Continental Education

Out living the good life with eual parts élan and savoir faire Armed only with 50 Useful Phrases in French he waits to see if his odyssey from La Manche to the Riviera will finally turn him from the scotch egg eating spawn of Anne Widdecombe and John McCririck into the champagne sipping love child of Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve Julia is saying a prayer for him at Lourde. A rollicking read of a stuffy shirt Rosbif discovering both himself and the essence of The french through his own detour de France

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Arties earlySo as he hits middle age Michael takes up the challenge of broadening his horizons He decides to improve himself in the same way English gentlemen lacking refined edges have for centuries by learning from our cultured French neighbours Michael an English provincial ingénue sets off to discover just what the Gallic nation can teach him and the rest of us Anglo Saxons ab. A brilliant romp through France through the eyes of Michael Simkins complete with all his wit and humour It made me want to travel through France again right now too bad the bank

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Though happy enough with his lot Michael Simkins has never truly shaken the nagging doubt helpfully upheld by his partner Julia that he somehow lacks worldly sophistication While she spent her teenage years as a nanny on a boat moored at Cannes his utter lack of travel experience Weymouth Cleethorpes and a day trip to Dieppe still has the power to shock people into leaving dinner p. This was a really enjoyable read The author comes across as a really likeable character and really uite British in my opinion at least The latter was especially so when he asked