Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke (born 15 October 1958 in St. Albans) is a British author. He writes mainly about France. He published six featuring a British protagonist named Paul West.

Books in order of publication:


The ‘Merde’ Series

A Year in the Merde European Countries (2004)

Merde Actually (2005) – Known as In the Merde for Love in the USA.

Merde Happens A road trip across Americas (2007)

Dial M for Merde Based in the South of France (2008)

The Merde Factor Paul West’s Parisian update (2012)

Merde in Europe Paul West’s is One Brit in Brussels (2016)


A Brief History of the Future (2011) What if teleportation was really possible? Englishman Richie Fisher is about to find out…


Talk to the Snail (2006) An ironical survival guide to the French way of life.

1000 Years of Annoying the French (2010) A satirical version of British-French history.

Paris Revealed – The Secret Life of a City (2011) A behind the scenes look of Paris.

Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France (2014) A biography of Edward VII

How the French Won Waterloo (or think they did) (2016) A look at the French attitude to Waterloo

The French Revolution and What Went Wrong (2018)

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