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The Resource Detour de France

Detour de France

Label
Detour de France
Title
Detour de France
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Subject
Summary
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 parties early.So 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 more 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 about living the good life. 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 Lourdes
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Simkins, Michael
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
Label
Detour de France
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f2afa843-8880-4e2d-966b-2a95ef034517
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781407027463
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Detour de France
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f2afa843-8880-4e2d-966b-2a95ef034517
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781407027463
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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