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No-one knows a city like the people who live there – so who better to relate the history of Paris than its inhabitants through the ages? Taking us from 1750 to the new millennium, Parisians introduces us to some of those inhabitants: we meet spies, soldiers, scientists and alchemists; police commissioners, photographers and philosophers; adulterers, murderers, prisoners and prostitutes. We encounter political and sexual intrigues, witness real and would-be revolutions, assassination attempts and several all too successful executions; we visit underground caverns and catacombs, enjoy the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, are there for the opening of the Metro, accompany Hitler on a flying visit to the French capital – and much more besides. Entertaining and illuminating, and written with Graham Robb’s customary attention to detail – and, indeed, the unusual – Parisians is both history and travel guide, yet also part memoir, part mystery. A book unlike any other, it is at once a book to read from cover to cover, to lose yourself in, to dip in and out of at leisure, and a book to return to again and again – rather like the city itself, in fact. Praise for The Discovery of France: 'An extraordinary journey of discovery that will delight even the most indolent armchair traveller' Daily Telegraph 'A superior historical guidebook for the unhurried traveller, and altogether a book to savour' Independent
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Graham Robb was born in Manchester in 1958 and is a former fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has published widely on French literature and history, and his most recent book, The Discovery of France (2007), won both the Duff Cooper and Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prizes.Reseña del editor:
Explore the world’s favourite city with the award-winning author of The Discovery of France
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Descripción Picador, 2010. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Published by Picador in London in 2010. The is a First Edition (“135798642” on Publishers page), with both the Dust Jacket and Main Book in New condition. The book has blue coloured boards, with gold gilt printing on the spine, with white coloured inner cover pages. The book has 462 pages and has 25 B/W & Colour illustrations. Parisans is both a history & a travel guide to Paris, yet it is also a memoir and mystery. A book unlike any other!. Nº de ref. del artículo: CH001597
Descripción BOOKCOUN, 2010. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0330452444
Descripción BOOKCOUN, 2010. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110330452444
Descripción Picador, 2010. Hardcover. Condición: Brand New. 320 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. del artículo: zk0330452444