Illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, The Discovery of France is a literary exploration of a country few will recognize; from maps and migration to magic, language and landscape, it's a book that reveals the 'real' past of France to tell the whole story -- and history -- of this remarkable nation. 'With gloriously apposite facts and an abundance of quirky anecdotes and thumbnail sketches of people, places and customs, Robb, on brilliant form, takes us on a stunning journey through the historical landscape of France' Independent 'Certain books strain the patience of those close to you.
How many times can you demand: "Look at this! Can you imagine? Did you know that?" without actually handing over the volume?
This is such a book' Mail on Sunday 'An extraordinary journey of discovery that will delight even the most indolent armchair traveller' Daily Telegraph
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 454 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 04/07/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780330427616