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Good Moaning France! : Officer Crabtree's Fronch Phrose Berk, Paperback / softback Book

Good Moaning France! : Officer Crabtree's Fronch Phrose Berk Paperback / softback


Based on a favourite character from BBC TV sitcom `Allo `Allo!

In this delightful book, Officer Crabtree's masterly grasp of 'Fronch' falls under the spotlight as never before.

From 'Ploose may I hov a kippy of the dooly nosepooper?' to 'frigs logs', 'scrimbled oggs' and 'fosh and chops' the book is a tribute to mangled words and phrases.

Arthur Bostrom, who played Officer Crabtree on stage and screen, mixes vowels and pronunciation trying to educate those less gifted in the French 'longwodge'...

For example: 'Criss chunnel fairy'... 'Which bonk do you bonk with?'... 'Would you lick a drunk?'.... Illustrated by John Cooper and ideal for travellers and fans of `Allo `Allo! alike, Good Moaning France! is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks they are competent in French (or English or any other language).

Readers' questions are answered in Ask Crabtree, there are examples from Crabtree's 'poloce newtberks' and a most unhelpful 'Undex'.

In a Foreword music legend Rick Wakeman recalls how he fell off his chair laughing on seeing the character created by screenwriters David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd at the start of the second series (the book is published by permission).


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages, 12 black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: Waterside Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: TV tie-in humour
  • ISBN: 9781909976597


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