Parisians : An Adventure History of Paris

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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, Graham Robb's Parisians 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.

For this collection of true stories the City of Paris awarded Graham the Medal of the City of Paris.

'Quirky, amused and tres British' Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 31mm | 358g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprints
  • 0330452452
  • 9780330452458
  • 90,666

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Quirky, amused and très British. Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending
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As Parisian and as bracing as a freshly mixed Pernod and water. * New York Times * This book is the sort of triumph that we have no right to expect to come from anyone in the steady way that Robb's masterly books come from him. -- Philip Hensher * Daily Telegraph * 'A collection of true stories, culled from Robb's insatiable historical reading and lit by his imagination . . . So richly pleasurable that you feel it might emit a warm glow if you left it in a dark room. -- John Carey, Book of the Week * Sunday Times * Quirky, amused and tres British. -- Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending
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About Graham Robb

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. His 2007 book The Discovery of France won both the Duff Cooper and Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prizes. For Parisians the City of Paris awarded him the Grande Medaille de la Ville de Paris. He lives on the English-Scottish border.
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4 35% (693)
3 29% (580)
2 9% (185)
1 3% (52)
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