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Son of Serge Bastarde: Mayhem in the Antiques Markets of Rural France

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The roguish Serge Bastarde teaches John the tricks of the French antique trade—a must for Francophiles

We sat and stared balefully at the walnut buffet. A rich customer had complained it was "making strange noises in the night." It was around midnight and we strained our ears to hear, hardly daring to breathe. And there it was—a kind of crunch, crunch, crunching sound.

Johns life as a traveling brocanteur (antiques dealer) in rural France is decidedly less colorful after his unscrupulous yet affable partner in crime, Serge Bastarde, marries and decamps to Martinique. But, like a bad penny, Serge returns, his personal life in tatters. What follows is a madcap adventure in which John is coerced into striking deals with the Romanian "mafia," reroofing a huge Basque house, and getting trapped in a skip in the dead of night, while Serge rides an emotional roller coaster. Serge may be as faux as some of his antiques but, with John's help, he eventually strikes gold in this laugh-out-loud romp.

About the Author

John Dummer is a travel writer and the author of Serge Bastarde Ate My Baguette.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849531504
Author:
Dummer, John
Publisher:
Summersdale Publishers
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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