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  • Published: 31 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446493007
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 672

After The Victorians

The World Our Parents Knew

Follow-up to the bestselling The Victorians in which A. N. Wilson tells the story of the 'Decline and Fall' of Britain.

When this book begins, in the reign of Edward VII, Great Britain commands the mightiest empire the world has ever seen. By the time it ends, with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, Britain has emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power. How did Britain's power and influence decline? This is one of the questions which A. N. Wilson seeks to answer in his masterly follow-up to The Victorians.

  • Published: 31 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446493007
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 672

About the author

A.N. Wilson

A.N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is an award-winning biographer and a celebrated novelist, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in North London.

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Praise for After The Victorians

A page-turner, lambent with fascination... One of the best things about the book is the use Wilson makes of the period's reflection in its fecund literature. And, indeed, his masterly piece of history is a work of literature too

A.C. Grayling, Financial Times

A provocative and spectacularly enjoyable history of the first half of the century

Nicholas Hytner, Sunday Telegraph

A.N. Wilson is a literary virtuoso... Each chapter could be a synopsis for a fascinating volume in its own right

Roger Lewis, Daily Express

Argumentative, thought-provoking and very well-written

Andrew Roberts, Daily Telegraph

Exceptionally well-written... Vigorous, lively and winningly eccentric


Has all the hallmarks of another masterpiece... The range of Wilson's knowledge is breathtaking

Literary Review

He shows that the issues which dominate our headlines - immigration, Iraq, religious tolerance - have their roots in decisions made, or not made, as long ago as the Twenties ... A compelling read

Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday

No review can do justice to the richness, liveliness and sheer fun of this book. Wilson has written one of the books of the year

John Charmley, Guardian

Readers who enjoyed the last volume will not be disappointed. After the Victorians has exactly the same compelling blend of political gossip, literary sketches and deft character portraits... The sheer quality of his cracking prose... There is something simply irresistible about After The Victorians

Daily Telegraph

The best single-volume work on the Victorian age yet written

Andrew Roberts

The practised columnist's ability to provoke new thoughts with an original and opinionated argument is evident on nearly every page... Coherent and absorbing

Michael Grove, The Times

Written with verve and wit, this book is utterly compelling - erudite, intelligent and wise. Essential reading

Jane Ridley, Spectator

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