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‘This thoroughly readable resource is the ideal entry point - for young - (or old) minds.’
Everything France (on the paperback version 2005)

‘Great for both kids and adults.’
Sunday Times Travel Magazine (on Spain)

A rough guide to the history of France with maps and tourist tips, for those who want to be well informed but don’t want to take too long over it. More fun than the
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Kindle Edition, 151 pages
Published May 24th 2012 by YouCaxton Publications
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Jack Hrkach
Mar 04, 2015 Jack Hrkach rated it it was ok
There are several "short" histories of France - and all of them fall short, as the country has such a complex and lengthy history that it's impossible to capture it in a good of 200 or even 300 pages. Along with history there are several short and not very helpful hints for travelers, so as one who is possibly traveling to France I'd certainly avoid it on that count.

This one, well reviewed by some, was to me rather weak, even among the other "shorties" - it touched on the major eras, and perhaps
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Matt
Jul 02, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it
Good short book to get an overview of the history of France. From the very beginnings to the formation of the EU.

The prose is stylish and sometimes funny.

Not so useful for travellers, despite the subtitle.
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Apr 20, 2016 Charland Garvin rated it liked it
Good little book to give an over view of French history in a very general way. Very readible and not hugely detailed. It was perfect for what I wanted.
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Bob Fowke is a prolific writer with over sixty books to his name or written in collaboration with other writers. Most of his books have been published by major British publishers, mainly Hodder Headline but also Oxford University Press, Collins and Heinemann. The majority of them are history and science books for children but he is also the author of The Real Ancient Mariner, about the ...more
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