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    • Parisians

    • An Adventure History of Paris
    • By: Graham Robb
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. A young artillery lieutenant, strolling through the Palais-Royal, observes disapprovingly the courtesans plying their trade. A particular woman catches his eye; nature takes its course. Later that night, Napoleon Bonaparte writes a meticulous account of his first sexual encounter....

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    • Difficult....but worth it

    • By Myrna Minkoff on 10-11-10
    • An Adventure History of Paris
    • By: Graham Robb
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 208 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Parisians

    • By: Graham Robb
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
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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 an audiobook to lose yourself in, to dip in and out of at leisure, and to return to again and again - rather like the city itself, in fact.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Discovery of France

    • By: Graham Robb
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Debatable Land

    • By: Graham Robb
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    The Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James V. After the Union of the Crowns, most of its population was slaughtered or deported, and it became the last part of the country to be brought under the control of the state. Today, its history has been forgotten or ignored.

    Regular price: $15.98