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on 12 March 2016
I bought this book for my dad who loves anything about history and he said it was a fantastic book. I believe this was the third in a series and he has all the other books which go before this one and he said they are a fantastic series of books and would highly recommend them.
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on 11 October 2007
Although this is the most subjective of the 3 volumes (because it brings us right up to the present day) I found it as absorbing as volumes 1 and 2. You may or may not agree with some of Schama's interpretations, but there's no denying he knows extremely well how to focus on the the driving forces and key events amongst a myriad of facts. This is history 'simplified' indeed, in the most positive sense of the word: understandable, entertaining, and engaging.

Thanks to these books I was eager to learn more about a host of periods, people and events so thank you Simon!
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on 8 January 2016
What can I say about this series of books - well-researched and well-written. The perfect companion to the classic BBC series, or a standalone history of the British islands and people.

Great
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on 31 March 2018
good
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on 16 October 2015
An excellent book, history illuminated by Professor Schama's glorious dry wit. A must-have companion to the BBC DVD set.
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on 7 April 2017
Excellent
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on 27 December 2016
Brilliant book, well written
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on 3 February 2018
As a mature student of history this series of books is fantastic
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on 27 July 2017
Great book delivery time took far too long
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on 9 March 2016
A great read. Enjoyable for sure
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