- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Walker (4 Oct. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1406311928
- ISBN-13: 978-1406311921
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.9 x 23 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Story of Britain Hardcover – 4 Oct 2010
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For years people have been complaining that there is no up to date equivalent to Our Island Story...Patrick Dillon has answered this need admirably with The Story of Britain. It is a straightforward and vivid account, well produced, and with pleasantly traditional illustrations by P.J. Lynch and deserves a place in any child s bookcase. --The Spectator
This highly readable narrative is easy to dip in and out of or to power through in big gulps . --The Guardian
A beautifully produced book with wonderful illustrations ... it really does cover everything ... a brilliant present ... and very good for adults who ve been short-changed in their history education as well! --Iain Dale, LBC Radio Book Club
A definitive history of Britain which tells the story of two islands, Britain and Ireland, and all the people, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and English, who have lived in them.See all Product Description
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The timelines for each period are very well done and help to get things in the right order. The stories themselves are so engaging that even adults who feel they know all about the main parts of our history would gain insight from reading this book.
I would recommend this to anyone of any age. It would make a perfect present for a child of any age. The illustrations are also lovely, although my one criticism is that there are not enough of them. Perhaps, though if there were too many this book would be dismissed by the older reader.
We were lucky enough to hear the author talk at a recent book festival, he held the attention of my ten year old daughter from the moment he started speaking until the moment he stopped, even when there were ICT difficulties as a distraction.
If there were 10 stars to give it would not be enough for this book. I sincerely hope that he brings out a version which covers ancient history.
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My 9 year old has read it twice now. My 7 year old son is starting to read it. They absolutely love it!Published 8 months ago by Désirée Correia
What a great, accessible book. Although it doesn't go into detail, it does cover a lot of ground and serves as a fantastic starting point from which you can find other resources to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Brookes
This book is quite remarkable for the strong ideological bias. Britain in this book is not a people or a place but is defined by a community that believes in freedom and... Read morePublished on 31 Oct. 2013 by C. T. Cradock
A good general history of Britain. I can now understand where it all fits together without the endless lists of dates.Published on 21 Oct. 2013 by Amazon Customer