About this book
Illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, this is a literary exploration of a country few will recognise. 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 of this remarkable nation. Robb has published widely in 19th century French literature, including biographies of Balzac, Victor Hugo and Rimbaud. 'This splendid history of France mixes the rambling charm of a traveller with a scholar's rigorous research' "Daily Telegraph"
The perfect holiday read (pre, post or during)