The Isles

Norman Davies

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17 November 2006
9780230527751
540 minutes
Andrew Sachs
Synopsis

'If ever a history book were a tract for the times, it is The Isles: A History ... a masterwork..' Roy Porter, The Times

'Davies is among the few living professional historians who write English with vitality, sparkle, economy and humour. The pages fly by, not only because the pace is well judged but also because the surprises keep coming.' Felipe Fernàndez-Armesto, Sunday Times

'A book which really will change the way we think about our past … marvellously rich and stimulating' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard

'A historiographical milestone.' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times

'The full shocking force of this book can only be appreciated by reading it.' Andrew Marr, Observer