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A Superb History
on 13 June 2012
Like many an Englishman my knowledge of French history has always been practically non-exsistent . My education only gave me a few , random , snippets that succeeded in leaving me both bemused and ignorant of French history . For countless years I sought , without success , to find a single volume that would provide me with a good overview of our neighbours history . At last I have found that book .
This is an intelligent history of France that does not 'dumb-down' to accommodate the reader . This is a comprehensive work that demands close attention by the first time reader of French history . Beautifully written and delightfully illustrated this is a fine book for anyone seeking a serious primer to the fascinatingly complex history of France . A superb work that I greatly appreciated .