Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781509896738 Category:

Innovation

Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781509896738 Category:
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‘Ackroyd makes history accessible to the layman’ – Ian Thomson, Independent

Innovation brings Peter Ackroyd’s History of England to a triumphant close. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from the end of the Boer War and the accession of Edward VII to the end of the twentieth century, when his great-granddaughter Elizabeth II had been on the throne for almost five decades.

A century of enormous change, encompassing two world wars, four monarchs (Edward VII, George V, George VI and the Queen), the decline of the aristocracy and the rise of the Labour Party, women’s suffrage, the birth of the NHS, the march of suburbia and the clearance of the slums. It was a period that saw the work of the Bloomsbury Group and T. S. Eliot, of Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin, of the end of the post-war slump to the technicolour explosion of the 1960s, to free love and punk rock and from Thatcher to Blair.

A vividly readable, richly peopled tour de force, it is Peter Ackroyd writing at his considerable best.

Publisher Review

Ackroyd makes history accessible to the layman -- Ian Thomson * Independent * Ackroyd's prose is, as usual, sublime. -- Gerard DeGroot * The Times *

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