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Professor Colin Jones' book features in 2021 best history books


Emeritus Professor of Cultural History Colin Jones' latest book features in a number of the 'Best of 2021' book lists. Writing for History Today, Joseph Hone described The Fall of Robespierre - 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris as 'a thrilling blow-by-blow account of that fateful day in the summer of 1794.' 

A summary of the books' coverage in the lists can be found below:

- ‘Bewitchingly original history books’, Books of the Year 2021, History Today.

- 'brilliant on the psychological twists of politics, which would cost Robespierre his life', 21 Best History Books 2021, The Times.

- 'Jones brings the French Revolution to life in all its colour and horror', Worlds of reading to inspire, The Sunday Times

- 'almost minute-by-minute narrative that is packed with colour and insights', Best books of 2021: History, The Financial Times.




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