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The Resource The discovery of France, Graham Robb ; with an introduction by Colm Toibin

The discovery of France, Graham Robb ; with an introduction by Colm Toibin

Label
The discovery of France
Title
The discovery of France
Statement of responsibility
Graham Robb ; with an introduction by Colm Toibin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 recognise
Member of
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1958-
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Robb, Graham
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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Tóibín, Colm
Series statement
Picador Classic
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  • Robb, Graham
  • Bicycle touring
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The discovery of France, Graham Robb ; with an introduction by Colm Toibin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
p225740492
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Picador Classic edition.
Extent
xxvii, 454 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509803484
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225740492
  • (Sirsi) p225740492
Label
The discovery of France, Graham Robb ; with an introduction by Colm Toibin
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
p225740492
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Picador Classic edition.
Extent
xxvii, 454 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509803484
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225740492
  • (Sirsi) p225740492

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