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Innovation

A History of England Volume VI

Peter Ackroyd

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Picador
14 September 2021

'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.

 innovation a history of England VI by Peter Ackroyd

By:   Peter Ackroyd
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781509896721
ISBN 10:   1509896724
Series:   The History of England
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   14 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers Thames: Sacred River and London: The Biography and the History of England series. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.

Reviews for Innovation: A History of England Volume VI

Ackroyd makes history accessible to the layman -- Ian Thomson * Independent *


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