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Adrian Sykes

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Adrian Sykes was born in Quetta, Baluchistan (British India, now Pakistan) in October 1945. Educated in Britain, he served in the British Army then worked in the City of London, with appointments overseas, for 40 years. He lives in East Anglia.

Books by Adrian Sykes

They Made Great Britain

'A real treasure trove - an erudite, essential, original & thoroughly entertaining collection of stories, facts & characters that everyone should know about British history' - Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: the biography.

History as you have never read it. This book, quite extraordinary in its richness and anecdotal detail.With hundreds of facts never before read about, there's something new and strange on every page. The perfect 'dipping in' book for everyone. Forward by Professor Norman Stone. Beautifully illustrated with more than 200 images from the National Portrait Gallery.

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Made in Britain

History as you have never read it. This book, quite extraordinary in its richness and anecdotal detail, narrates the history of the British isles, its inhabitants and their prodigious achievements often at the furthest ends of the earth after immense hardship. In a series of short articles, there are facts in this book never before read about, and there is something new and strange on every page. The perfect 'dipping in' book for everyone.

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