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A narrative of exploration—full of strange landscapes and even stranger inhabitants—that explains the enduring fascination of France. While Gustave Eiffel was changing the skyline of Paris, large parts of France were still terra incognita. Even in the…read more

Balzac

by Graham Robb

|January 1, 1996

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In the first major English biography of Honore de Balzac for over fifty years, Graham Robb has produced a compelling portrait of the great French novelist whose powers of creation were matched only by his self-destructive tendencies. As colorful as the world he…read more

The Cols And Passes Of The British Isles

by Graham Robb

|This title releases July 26, 2016

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The one and only guide to every col and pass in the British Isles, for cyclists, walkers and armchair travellers A col is the lowest point on the saddle between two mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes…read more

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This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten. A young artillery lieutenant,…read more

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"A witty, engaging narrative style....[Robb's] approach is particularly engrossing."— New York Times Book Review , front-page review. A narrative of exploration—full of strange landscapes and even stranger inhabitants—that explains the enduring fascination of…read more

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Strangers

by Graham Robb

|February 22, 2005

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LONG BEFORE STONEWALL AND GAY PRIDE, there was such a thing as gay culture, and it was recognized throughout Europe and America. Graham Robb, the brilliant biographer of Balzac, Hugo, and Rimbaud, examines how homosexuals were treated by society and finds a tale…read more

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A col is the lowest point on the saddle between two mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes scattered across the British Isles. Some of these obscure and magical sites are virgin cols that have never been…read more

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Fifty generations ago the cultural empire of the Celts stretched from the Black Sea to Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland. In six hundred years, the Celts had produced some of the finest artistic and scientific masterpieces of the ancient world. In 58 BC,…read more

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Ce livre est le résultat de 22 500 kilomètres à vélo et quatre années en bibliothèque. Il décrit la vie des habitants de la France de la fin du XVIIe au début du XXe siècle. C’est le guide historique que j’aurais voulu lire lorsque je me suis lancé à la…read more

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Fifty generations ago the cultural empire of the Celts stretched from the Black Sea to Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland. In six hundred years, the Celts had produced some of the finest artistic and scientific masterpieces of the ancient world. In 58 BC,…read more