France for Optimists + Pessimists

I lived in Pau in the South West of France for five years. There are some great things about living there and also some less than wonderful things. Choose what you want to read…

France for Optimists         France for Pessimists 

Le petit Nicolas

Probably my favourite French book. Le Petit Nicolas and his friends are hilarious and very easy to read.

Le petit Prince

Le Petit Prince is phenomenally popular around the world (though he is not as funny as Le Petit Nicolas).


With Dial M for Merde, Stephen Clarke continues to churn out his mildly amusing stories about France.

merde slang

The Complete Merde is popular with people who don’t speak French but would like to be able to swear in French.


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