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Joppyuk Inactive Member04 Jul 2013 11:57 a.m. PST

While on holiday in France recently I managed to escape into the book section of a supermarket for a few minutes. While there I noticed a very large selection of hardcover (for want of a better description) graphic novels on many subjects, in a style very reminiscent of the Illustrated Classics. Among them was what I assume to be part of a series on Napoleon. The one I managed to get a look at was
about the 'whiff of grapeshot' period. I wasn't able to get details as I was dragged away to choose wine.
Can anyone throw any light on these books and are there any English language editions?

altfritz04 Jul 2013 2:01 p.m. PST

They are known as BDs


The first link is to a general index of BD's available past and present – probably not up to date or complete.

I think the link is to the last of 3 or 4 pages of various Historical periods.

I don't think there are English versions – for some maybe, but ,ore often not.

Google Translate might help…or French Language lessons!

altfritz04 Jul 2013 2:03 p.m. PST

I should add that I think they are great and I barely understand any French.

altfritz04 Jul 2013 2:06 p.m. PST

The second link has a search function to the right where you can type or copy and paste stuff found at the first link. The second site often has more details of individual books in a series.

To buy, I use mostly. Again Google translate helps.

Joppyuk Inactive Member05 Jul 2013 2:39 a.m. PST

thank you for the links. I foresee much browsing ahead.

Personal logo Chris Rance Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2013 2:59 a.m. PST

Thank you for the links, Altfritz (though my wallet would not agree).

altfritz05 Jul 2013 7:30 a.m. PST

You're welcome!

I forgot to mention that there are also online shops from Quebec that sell some of the books. I have used Renaud Bray several times you get free shipping at about $100 USD (maybe slightly less) at least within Canada. Don't know about overseas. There is also a good chance of getting a bilingual help desk person.


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