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  • Published: 10 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409005759
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352
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Hope and Glory

A People’s History of Modern Britain




Stuart Maconie travels around Britain, delving into the history of the 20th century to find the key moments that shaped us as a nation

In Hope and Glory Stuart Maconie goes in search of the days that shaped the Britain we live in today. Taking one event from each decade of the 20th century, he visits the places where history happened and still echoes down the years. Stuart goes to Orgreave and Windsor, Wembley and Wootton Bassett, assembling a unique cast of Britons from Sir Edmund Hillary to Sid Vicious along the way.

It’s quite a trip, full of sex and violence and the occasional scone and jigsaw. From pop stars to politicians, Suffragettes to punks, this is a journey around Britain in search of who we are.

  • Pub date: 10 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409005759
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the Author

Stuart Maconie

Stuart Maconie is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. His previous bestsellers have included Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice and Adventures on the High Teas, and he currently hosts the afternoon show on BBC 6music with Mark Radcliffe as well as weekly show The Freak Zone. Based in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester, he can also often be spotted on top of a mountain in the Lake District with a Thermos flask and individual pork pie.

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Praise for Hope and Glory

“A very engaging writer with a remarkably broad frame of reference”

Mail on Sunday

“...compelling and often witty insight into the customs and mindsets of overlooked corners of Britain ... Maconie is an engaging and illuminating guide throughout”

Independent

“As funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell”

Observer

“More serious than you might expect, copies should be available in every school”

Guardian


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