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Now I Know
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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409013372
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Now I Know


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The third and fourth books in the critically acclaimed Dance Sequence by Carnegie Medal-winning author, Aidan Chambers.

In A World by Itself, six distinguished British historians offer the most definitive and compelling history of the British Isles to date.

Tracing the political, religious and material cultures from the Romans to the present day, it is at once an urgent reassessment of our shared past, and an inspirational celebration of British history.

It focuses on the major themes and most dramatic moments of the last two millenia, from the Romans to reformation, revolution to restoration, wars both civil and global, and the enduring question of what it means to be 'British'.

History, like the present, is always changing, and scholarship on the history of the British Isles is currently experiencing a golden age. The breakdown of modernism, the eclipse of the Marxist tradition and of the ‘Whig interpretation’ that sees all history as progress, combined with the trajectories of nationalism in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, have all generated unprecedented intellectual activity.
Nor has the world stood still: the collapse of communism, the issues of integration into the EU, and the advance of multiculturalism have led more and more people in the English-speaking world as a whole to sense that their collective landscape now looks profoundly different from that inhabited by theirancestors even a few decades ago.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409013372
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers was born in County Durham in 1934. After national service in the Royal Navy he became a teacher and then, for seven years, a monk. His young adult novels have been widely acclaimed, with POSTCARDS FROM NO-MAN'S LAND winning the prestigious Carnegie Medal and the US Michael L Printz Award. With his wife Nancy he ran Signal magazine and he has served as the president of the School Library Association. His devoted services to children's literature were recognised by his receipt of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002.

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