Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

Stephen Clarke / Nov 13, 2019

Dirty Bertie An English King Made in France The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle by Stephen Clarke author of Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde Despite fierce opposition from his mother Qu

  • Title: Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France
  • Author: Stephen Clarke
  • ISBN: 9781780890357
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde.Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France.He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans and can can dancers He spoke French moThe entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde.Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France.He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans and can can dancers He spoke French elegantly than English He was the first ever guest to climb the Eiffel Tower with Gustave Eiffel, in defiance of an official English ban on his visit He turned his French seduction skills into the diplomatic prowess that sealed the Entente Cordiale.A quintessentially English king Pas du tout Stephen Clarke argues that as Dirty Bertie , Edward learned all the essentials in life from the French.

    Dirty Bertie An English King Made in France I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dirty Bertie It combined history, Paris and humor my three favorite things I am a bit of a history buff so was delighted to discover a different point of view with regard to Edward VII Stephen Clarke not only brought Edward to life he brought the Paris of the late th century, early th century to life It Cornerstone Digital Dirty Bertie An English King Made in eBook Shop Cornerstone Digital Dirty Bertie An English King Made in France von Stephen Clarke als Download Jetzt eBook herunterladen mit Ihrem Tablet oder eBook Reader lesen. Dirty Bertie An English King Made in France by Dirty Bertie book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyleDe Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers. Dirty Bertie An English King Made in France Zum Hauptinhalt wechseln Prime entdecken Bcher Dirty Bertie Hrbuch Reihe Audible Dirty Bertie the boy with nose pickingly disgusting habits is back for another helping of comic chaos Join Bertie as he struggles to escape from the clutches of Angela Nicely, attempts to prove that anything Know All Nick can do, he can do better, and finds himself surrounded by priceless and wobbly relics at a recording of Antiques Today. Dirty Bertie Pants Dirty Bertie Wiki FANDOM Dirty Bertie Pants is a book It begins on a Thursday, when Bertie is getting changed after swimming lessons, when Know it all Nick teases him and peeks out from the next stall about how he can see his blue pants When Bertie tells him to get lost, Nick replies, Make me, slowcoach

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      • Stephen Clarke

        Stephen Clarke is the bestselling author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction that satirize the peculiarities of French culture In 2004, he self published A Year in the Merde, a comic novel skewering contemporary French society The novel was an instant success and has led to numerous follow ups, including Dial M for Merde 2008 , 1,000 Years of Annoying the French 2010 , and Paris Revealed 2011 After working as a journalist for a French press group for ten years, Paris based Clarke now has a regular spot on French cable TV, poking fun at French culture.


    884 Comments

    1. Littered with inaccuracies and some down-right false information. Many footnotes simply refer to 'if you want more information, read my other book'. Extremely prejudice to the point of being offensive - especially towards women and Germans. Clearly a big fan of Edward VII, so good for the author. I don't care about how much he's fanboying. The tone is so condescending and this book - much like his other one - glorifies the English as though they are God's gift on Earth. Even the title of this bo [...]


    2. This has probably been one of the most interesting and at the same time fun books I've read in a while. To be honest, I didn't really know much about King Edward VII and I didn't feel a pull of curiosity towards researching him; however, this book captivated me and not only did it teach me about him and history, it also made me feel personally close to him and his character. Like Stephen Clarke's other books, this one is witty and charming, just like Bertie himself. I wholeheartedly recommend th [...]


    3. Okay, after reading that I'm totally a fan of Dirty Bertie, he was cool when you consider the fact he was able to turn, what was effectively, a 50 year teenage rebellion against his parents, into a pretty nifty short reign as King. His parents priorities for him was not his thing, he wasn't good with reading, mathematics and all those things that the Victorian period was expecting of their well-to-do population and they basically looked at him/treated him with scorn because of it, add to that, t [...]


    4. a-reader-lives-a-thousand-liveTitle: Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in FranceAuthor: Stephen ClarkeFrom: NetgalleyGenre: Non-fiction, Biography Release Date: 15th July 2014Challenges: COYER Scavenger Hunt, 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2015 Reading Assignment Links: - Edward VII: Ultimate European diplomat and Parisian to the core. Known for his women and his cancan dancers, what is it that makes this English King such a powerful European figure even before his ascent to the thr [...]


    5. Written in a self-consciously chatty style that contains too many asides and diversions that try far too hard to be witty, this is nonetheless an interesting exploration of the life of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. From the stultifyingly Puritan atmosphere of his childhood and adolescence, through the louche excesses of his frequent trips to Paris and Cannes, and finally to his short but unexpectedly successful reign as King and "peacemaker", "Bertie" comes across as irr [...]


    6. If history was taught the way Stephen Clarke writes in Dirty Bertie in school, kids would never fall asleep in history class. This thoroughly-researched semi-biography of Kind Edward VII is a fascinating look into the forces, from his stoic and puritanical upbringing to the seduction of French joie de vivre, that shaped the future king of England and transformed him into one of the greatest diplomats of his time. Clarke connects the dots and even paints the precarious picture of the tumultuous a [...]



    7. A really enjoyable book - made easier by the writing style. Stephen Clarke has taken the story of Edward VII (or Bertie) and made him seem a real human. His mother, the formidable Queen Victoria didn't want him to have *anything* do do with the affairs of state, as she suspected that he would discuss the secrets with his friends over dinner, meaning that any sort of espionage would be blown out of the water.Stephen discusses the reasons behind Bertie's love of France, and whilst he doesn't go in [...]


    8. This is a lot of fun! I love history told from interesting POV, and this showed a different POV on Edward VII. The author's sense of humor made it a very lively read, although it should be noted that this really doesn't stand alone - the author keeps referencing his own 1000 Years of Annoying the French to provide context (which I also enjoyed and read first). The writing is intimate and is accented with many French phrases, so some minor familiarity with French would help (translations were not [...]


    9. Stephen Clarke brings history to life as he turns data into drama. Using several sources for legitimacy, Clarke paints a picture of King Edward VII (Bertie) as an awkward boy turned playboy turned successful sovereign. Bertie was an English royal who happened to be a Francophile because of the joie de vivre found in France. He could misbehave away from the Victorian reign (his mother) and in so doing forged political connections that would serve him and his country well later in life. The book i [...]


    10. Being a Prince and a King en françaisFollowing the success of1000 Years… , Clarke continues to delve in Anglo-French history to poke some fun at the past of the two countries. Here, the semi-serious biography of Edward VII is "ticklish" and guarantees a good time reading it: humour spices up an acceptable historical account of the events that surrounded the son of Queen Victoria, and King of England himself, who died just a few years short the First World War.


    11. This is a really interesting book about King Edward VII's contact with French society. The writer has a far more positive view of Edward than many historians. However, because his style was set by the "Merde" books, it seems Stephen Clarke feels he has to be jokey and at times this was grating. History doesn't have to be stuffy, but facetious comments detracted from some of the serious points he was making. The bibliography also seemed a bit thin - it seems he used a few sources extensively, but [...]


    12. Oh this is history made fun, truly it is. This is my favourite type of history book, you learn something, but its never dry and dull. Its a real pageturner. Fresh interesting and you don't want to put it down. People keep talking about Victoria, which is kind of impossible after more then 60 years on the throne but I agree that her son meant just as much for British (and world) history. Also its hilarious and who doesn't like a good laugh?


    13. An entertaining and amusing look at the life of Edward VII and how Paris shaped his outlook on life. It raises some interesting points about his ability as a diplomat and his skill at keeping everyone in his family from falling out. It's also not quite as salacious as it might have been - yes he had a lot of mistresses and yes the book addresses that, but without going in for gossip and innuendo. Except when it's funny of course!


    14. This was a very informative and entertaining read on the life of Edward VII and his pleasure-loving ways. I learned some new facts about the relationship between the French and British like the long held recriminations about Joan of Arc and St Helena and another event in history I had never heard about: Fashoda. If you like history, you will enjoy reading this book.


    15. I raced through the first half of the book but struggled with the second half and I don't know why. Quite entertaining but the constant footnotes - usually a reference to another Stephen Clarke book - were annoying.


    16. While I didn't know much about Bertie, this was a great introduction. It made me look into a few other books and of course, good old Google to check out various pictures and other back stories.As with history books, there were a few moments of too much or irrelevant writings.


    17. As usual, Stephen Clarke had me bored, intrigued at some times. Interesting stuff here and there, with periods of "could this please end now".




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