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The Second Worst Restaurant in France

(2019)
(The second book in the Paul Stewart series)
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In this delightful sequel to the best-selling comedic novel My Italian Bulldozer, Paul Stuart's travels take him to a French village, where the local restaurant's haute cuisine leaves a lot to be desired.

Renowned Scottish cookbook writer Paul Stuart is hard at work on his new book, The Philosophy of Food, but complicated domestic circumstances, and two clingy cats, are making that difficult.

So when Paul's eccentric cousin Chloe suggests that he join her at the house she's rented in the French countryside, he jumps at the chance. The two quickly befriend the locals, including their twin-sister landladies, who also own the infamous local restaurant known to be the second-worst eatery in all of France. During their stay, the restaurant's sole waitress gives birth mid-dinner service and the maitre d' storms off after fighting with the head chef. Paul is soon drafted to improve the gastronomy of the village, while Chloe, ever on the hunt for her next romance, busies herself with distracting the handsome but incompetent chef. Could he be husband number six?

With all this local drama to deal with, Paul finds it next to impossible to focus on his writing, and that's before he learns that Chloe's past is far more complicated than he'd ever imagined. Paul will have to call upon al his experience - with food and with people - to bring order back to the village. And he may just learn something about family - and about himself - along the way.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (2)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-7352-7797-4 / 978-0-7352-7797-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (2) (Paul Stuart Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-5247-4829-3 / 978-1-5247-4829-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in France (Paul Stewart 2)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-421-6 / 978-1-84697-421-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon (An Imprint of Birlinn Limited)
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (2)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-7352-7799-0 / 978-0-7352-7799-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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June 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (2) (Paul Stuart Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-525-56642-2 / 978-0-525-56642-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (2)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-984890-43-3 / 978-1-984890-43-6
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
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Audio Editions

July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4894-6397-6 / 978-1-4894-6397-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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May 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4894-6398-4 / 978-1-4894-6398-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (2) (Paul Stuart Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Pantheon
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July 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Second-Worst Restaurant in France: A Paul Stuart Novel (2) (Paul Stuart Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in France
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Polygon
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