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ISBN:  9781844560875
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Essays
Duration:  120 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Melvyn Bragg
Performer 1:  Patricia Hodge
Performer 2:  Hugh Ross
Performer 3:  Robert Powell
Performer 4:  Bill Bingham
Rarity:  Extremely Rare

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In this digitised age of shared information it is easy to take for granted the power of the printed word. Here Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political and personal revolution. In the fascinating book accompanying the ITV series, Melvyn Bragg takes a look at the most important British books in history, and their long-lasting effects which can still be felt throughout the world today. Far from being a study of dry texts...

TWELVE BRITISH BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD presents a rich variety of human endeavour and a great diversity of characters. From scientific breakthroughs to seminal human rights treatises; from dramatic works of staggering emotional depth to what were at the time seemingly innocuous documents - all these works have shaped the history of Britain and beyond.

Definitive, always illuminating and sometimes controversial, the hidden story of these twelve books is a journey through the colourful history of our island and its people.

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