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The Discovery of France - 9781509803484

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  • Product code: ARBZN
  • ISBN: 9781509803484
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.0cm x 19.9cm
  • Pages: 496
  • Publish date: 25/02/2016

The Discovery of France (Paperback)

The Discovery of France - 9781509803484

Graham Robb


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With an introduction by Colm Toibin Ten years ago, I began to explore the country on which I was supposed to be an authority ...France is a country famous for its intellectuals, its philosophers and writers, its fashion, food and wine. And yet the notion of 'the French' as one nation is relatively recent and - historically speaking - quite misleading. In order to discover the 'real' past of France, Graham Robb realised it was not only necessary to go back in time, but also to go at a slower pace than modern life generally allows. The Discovery of France, illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, is the result of Robb's 14,000 mile journey across France on a bicycle. Winner of both the Duff Cooper and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prizes, The Discovery of France is a modern non-fiction classic, a literary exploration of a remarkable nation. From maps and migration to magic, language and landscape, it reveals a France few will recognize. 'An extraordinary journey of discovery' Daily Telegraph 'Robb's concise and fast-paced writing pedals along with never a dull paragraph ...dazzling' Sunday Times

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Product Details

  • Product code: ARBZN
  • ISBN: 9781509803484
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.0cm x 19.9cm
  • Pages: 496
  • Publish date: 25/02/2016

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