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- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 16.15
With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch ? and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen?s pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. Arranged thematically,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 12.42
A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.93
How do you decide what is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? How do the TV stations choose their news bulletins? How do you persuade people to say those awful, embarassing things? Who earns what? How do journalists manage to look in the mirror after the way they sometimes behave?... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 14.91
In The Making of Modern Britain , Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.42
Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 19.88
Between the death of Queen Victoria and the turn of the Millennium, Britain has been utterly transformed by an extraordinary century of war and peace. A History of 20th Century Britain collects together for the first time Andrew Marr's two bestselling volumes A History of Modern Britain and The Making of Modern Britain. Together, they tell the story... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.68
'We may be about to see a new country - indeed, two new countries, - emerging on these islands. Half a lifetime ago, I sat down to write this book as a work of history. As it's aged, it's become current affairs.' Just twenty years ago it seemed impossible that Scotland would ever get home rule, let alone full independence. Yet very soon there... more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29
With an afterword by Andrew Marr.?If you are interested in books that are human and wise, then treat yourself this year to some Robin Jenkins.? Andrew MarrThirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, the product of a Glasgow slum, is on probation for theft. His teachers admit that he is clever, but only one, Charles Forbes, sees an uncanny warmth in his reticence... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 13.40
The extraordinary diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingstone represent twenty years of gorgeously idiosyncratic daily records of a middle-class Glasgow household, over a period spanning shortly before the Great War to the early 1930s. more...