The Story of Britain

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The Story of Britain

From the Norman Conquest to the European Union

By Patrick Dillon; P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763651220, 341pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

Description
Stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Patrick Dillon's accessible narrative brings the dramatic history of a nation to life.
The history of Britain is a thrilling story of kings and queens, battles and truces, discoveries and inventions, expansion and diplomacy. From William the Conqueror's arrival in 1066 to the end of the twentieth century, The Story of Britain celebrates the rich diversity of a people and culture, as well as the events, good and bad, that have shaped Britain and the world over the past thousand years. Royals, commoners, warriors, and scientists have all had parts to play, and each of their stories is told here in lively, lucid language appropriate for a young audience. Timelines summarize each era in a quick-view format between each section, while bite-size chapters and full-color plates make this history easy to pick up and hard to put down.


About the Author
Patrick Dillon is a writer and award-winning architect. He is the author of 7 books, including Truth, Lies, The Much-Lamented Death of Madam Geneva, and The Last Revolution. Patrick Dillon has been fascinated by Homer s epic poem The Odyssey since studying it at school, and has traveled extensively in Greece. He lives in London with his family, dividing his time between writing and architecture.