An Adventure History of Paris
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 a book to read from cover to cover, to lose yourself in, to dip in and out of at leisure, and a book to return to again and again – rather like the city itself, in fact.
'Quirky, amused and très British' Julian Barnes
'A collection of true stories, culled from Robb’s insatiable historical reading and lit by his imagination . . . So richly pleasurable that you feel it might emit a warm glow if you left it in a dark room' John Carey, Book of the Week, Sunday Times
'As Parisian and as bracing as a freshly mixed Pernod and water' New York Times