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30-Second Paris

The 50 key elements that shaped the city, each explained in half a minute

John Flower



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21 February 2018
History; Travel tips & advice: general; Travel & holiday guides
Series: 30 Second
Think you know Paris? Why is it called the City of Lights? Where are the capital's vineyards? What heritage did Hector Guimard bestow on the city? How many bridges cross the Seine? Step away from the grands boulevards and chic boutiques and satisfy your curiosity. Written by experts who live and breathe Paris, this volume gets you under the skin of the city to reveal its true beating heart. In just half a minute - the time it takes to read a topic - 30-Second Paris takes you on a tour without the tourists, revealing Paris and its environs in all its contemporary as well as its historic glory, divulging its quintessential quartiers, famous residents and residences, monuments and museums, cemeteries and squares, markets and fashion meccas, open spaces and entertainment arenas.
By:   John Flower
Imprint:   Ivy
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 180mm, 
ISBN:   9781782405443
ISBN 10:   1782405445
Series:   30 Second
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   21 February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Flower is Emeritus Professor of Twentieth Century French Literature at the University of Kent. Flower has published extensively in the UK and in France, with more than twenty single-authored books, seventy articles and invited contributions, and a dozen edited volumes. His work covers French literature and culture since the late nineteenth century. He has also published a study of Joan of Arc as interpreted by novelists, poets, dramatists, composers and film producers. He is a member of various editorial boards, and is the founding and general editor of the Journal of European Studies.

Reviews for 30-Second Paris: The 50 key elements that shaped the city, each explained in half a minute

If you want to know more about France's capital without the doorstop-heavy books, then 30-Second Paris will be right up your street. * Living France *

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