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A.N. Wilson
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7 Sep 2006
When this book begins, in the reign of Edward VII, Great Britain commands the mightiest empire the world has ever seen. By the time it ends, with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, Britain has emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power. How did Britain's power and influence decline? This is one of the questions which A. N. Wilson seeks to answer in his masterly follow-up to The Victorians.

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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (7 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099451875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099451877
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A.N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is an award-winning biographer and a celebrated novelist, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in North London.

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"No review can do justice to the richness, liveliness and sheer fun of this book. Wilson has written one of the books of the year" (John Charmley Guardian)

"Argumentative, thought-provoking and very well-written" (Andrew Roberts Daily Telegraph)

"He shows that the issues which dominate our headlines - immigration, Iraq, religious tolerance - have their roots in decisions made, or not made, as long ago as the Twenties ... A compelling read" (Kathryn Hughes Mail on Sunday)

"The practised columnist's ability to provoke new thoughts with an original and opinionated argument is evident on nearly every page... Coherent and absorbing" (Michael Grove The Times)

"A page-turner, lambent with fascination... One of the best things about the book is the use Wilson makes of the period's reflection in its fecund literature. And, indeed, his masterly piece of history is a work of literature too" (A.C. Grayling Financial Times)

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Follow-up to the bestselling The Victorians in which A. N. Wilson tells the story of the 'Decline and Fall' of Britain.

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4.0 out of 5 stars after "The Victorians" 7 Dec 2013
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The further Wilson gets from his beloved Victorians, the less he seems fascinatingly provocative and the more he seems like a crank. For example, from the book you'd get the impression the abdication of Edward VIII was one of the great injustices of the age. I doubt it. Why does Wilson care? Over so many pages? He wasn't even alive at the time. On the other hand, he's wonderful on Churchill — but then ( a point Wilson makes himself ) Churchill was something like the Last of the Victorians.
This was my third Wilson ( after "Victorians" and "God's Funeral" ) and I've got the new Dante book on my shelves — even further from Victoria, but Wilson's such excellent company I won't be able to resist.
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This book goes underneath and above the usual party line of history of this time, giving us insight into things usually skated over or ignored. He's an insightful and clear writer who presents history in an easy to digest and entertaining humourous manner, if you like wry humour that is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'After the Victorians' by A N Wilson 4 Dec 2012
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'After the Victorians' is a fascinating and informative account of the first half of the 20th century ending a few years after the second world war
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5.0 out of 5 stars after the victorians 28 May 2014
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good informative read should be read by all school kids and adults who are interested in history of this period in time
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