'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 'Full of good, straightforward storytelling - Patrick Dillon's tone is wise and comradely, without being condescending, and his imagination and obvious delight in his subject are hard to resist - My daughter loved it.' Intelligent Life 'A sumptuous, comprehensive history of the British Isles and its people - Beautifully done.' The Bookseller '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 'What a delight: a book combining the very best of old-fashioned values with the highest qualities of modern writing, illustration, design and production. The text brings things up to the final years of the last century whilst the artwork is a timeless joy. The artistic lynch-pin of high quality information books for young readers is simplification without compromisng accuracy and in both the words and the pictures The Story of Britain is a prime example.' The School Librarian 'I like The Story of Britain. very much - it's a breath of fresh air in format and content, and very readable, entertaining and informative.' Miles Taylor, Director of the Institute for Historical Research 'A beautifully produced yet serious and authoritive, history of the British Isles - ' The Bookseller 'Invaluable to those who have forgotten their history lessons.' The Resident 'This is an amazing history book. It is a series of beautifully told stories in chronological order from 1066 until present day, plus a fantastic introduction that gives a very clear picture of life from the Stone Age until 1066. The stories are so engaging that even adults - 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. If there were 10 stars to give it would not be enough for this book.' Amazon reader 'Patrick Dillon writes - as if he has experienced what has happened. The way he tells [the stories] makes you want to listen. Older children can learn a lot from it - I know I certainly did!' Amazon young readerVom Verlag:
This is 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. This is a comprehensive history of Britain that delves into some edgy and less well-known events as well as shining a light on the more traditional narratives of Scottish, Irish, Welsh and English history - William the Conqueror's arrival in 1066, Magna Carta, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Charles I, the abolition of slavery, the Battle of Britain and many more, as well as all the famous characters we know and love (or hate). This jacketed hardback edition is lavishly illustrated by Irish artist P.J. Lynch.
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