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.
It is also plain wrong especially on the Civil Wars, WWI and several other incidents. Finally, throughout the book it is made clear that religion is the real problem in causing conflict and oppression. This reaches a climax during which the section on Partition in India that states that religion was to blame for ruining the process.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book condition as described. Excellent service. Lovely illustrations, very easy format.Published 4 months ago by gulko
My 9 year old has read it twice now. My 7 year old son is starting to read it. They absolutely love it!Published 13 months ago by Désirée Correia
A well written informative book to cover the development of our country through almost ten centuries. It will not gather dust on the shelf.Published on 7 May 2014 by Kittyhawk
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
I like the book very much, It would be most useful to anyone studying History. It gives a snapshot of each period in history.Published on 21 Feb. 2013 by Sylvai Boyle