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|Joppyuk ||04 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?
|altfritz||04 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!
|altfritz||04 Jul 2013 2:03 p.m. PST|
I should add that I think they are great and I barely understand any French.
|altfritz||04 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 ebay.fr mostly. Again Google translate helps.
|Joppyuk ||05 Jul 2013 2:39 a.m. PST|
thank you for the links. I foresee much browsing ahead.
| Chris Rance ||05 Jul 2013 2:59 a.m. PST|
Thank you for the links, Altfritz (though my wallet would not agree).
|altfritz||05 Jul 2013 7:30 a.m. PST|
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.