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Bragg writes with passion...and once again, shows his capacity to make science and technology both exciting and accessible. (Independent)
'Bragg has established himself over the past decades as a fearlessly dedicated, popular educator . . . a highly and easily readable book.' (John Sutherland, The Sunday Times)
'It can charm almost anyone of any age . . . yet again Bragg has displayed his extraordinary and unique gifts as a communicator' (Christena Appleyard, Daily Mail)
'This is an inspiring, fascinating and stimulating book with marvellous illustrations' (Niall MacMonagle, Irish Times)
Melvyn Bragg explores a controversial selection of British books and their huge impact on historySee all Product Description
Melvyn Bragg is always a good read. Interesting to read why he picks these 12 books as being so important.Published 5 months ago by Good living
This is an unusual book, a book about books. That said, some of the 'books' chosen by the author are not books in the usual sense but scientific papers. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tomer
Unlike Melvyn Braggs usual writing, I found this slightly less poetic in style, not quite so compelling to read. Read morePublished on 22 July 2013 by AE
When taking on the challenge of bringing light to 12 influential works spanning centuries there was always a chance I was going to be left standing on the platform of knowledge on... Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2013 by jcom
Recommend during a reading group. great book brought lots to share with others. Great book of history any many booksPublished on 18 Nov. 2012 by Janet Allman
not something that has made me feel very different about our history apart from women's emancipation and magna carta both of which are so relevant to nowPublished on 5 May 2012 by Nima
A better title would be 12 books that changed England. This book is a typically Anglo-centric view of the world, and the choice of books contained, whilst on the whole interesting,... Read morePublished on 8 May 2010 by Cricket Mad
A dozen essays on an eclectic selection of influential British written works.
If you are a fan of Melvyn Bragg's "In Our Time" Radio 4 show, you will probably enjoy this... Read more
The book provides light reading, digging very shallowly indeed into the history of science, sociology, culture, and football. Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2010 by GunillaB