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  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 after a round of golf under an unbearably hot tropical sun preferred a nice hot cup of tea to a mug of ice cold beer I liked that he dared to venture outside his comfort zone and among other things

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    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 luck at playing roulette in Biarritz and boules in Provence and watching the impressive bull run of Arl

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    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 nice line in uips I th

  4. says:

    I thought this book absolutely brilliant Purely from a total novices point of view this is a very well written observational book of the sometimes misguided views the English hold about the French Although Michael is an acto

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    A humorous canter throug

  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 adventur

  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 wel

  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 own detour de France

  10. says:

    well written I've read with pleasure

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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 account won t allow it At least I could join him in his adventures The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory 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 The Big Golden Book of Poetry rest of us Anglo Saxons ab. A brilliant NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW 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 Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, right now too bad the bank account won t allow it At least I could join him in his adventures

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Detour De France An Englishman in Search of a Continental Education

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. 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 nice line in uips I think by the end he came away freshly enchanted by France and its people but probably reflecting that en fin it is rather nice to be English live in England and just pop across the Channel when we want some extra joie de vivre Which coincidentally is exactly how i feel and why this summer I am swapping the potential delights of Cleethorpes Thesaurus of the Senses 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 nice line in uips I think by the end he came away freshly enchanted by France and its people but probably The Coquette and the Boarding School reflecting that en fin it is Imagimorphia rather nice to be English live in England and just pop across the Channel when we want some extra joie de vivre Which coincidentally is exactly how i feel and why this summer I am swapping the potential delights of Cleethorpes

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