Tour de France

Sounds like all you Francophiles out there will enjoy the book reviewed by The New York Times this weekend. Author Graham Robb, a distinguished literary historian, and the biographer of Balzac, Hugo and Rimbaud, began 10 years ago to explore on his bicycle β€œthe country on which I was supposed to be an authority. This book,” Robb notes, β€œis the result of 14,000 miles in the saddle and four years in the library.”

Another review on "The Discovery Of France: A Historical Geography From the Revolution to the First World War" (Norton) from Times Online.

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