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Eighteen : A History of Britain in 18 Young Lives - Signed First Edition

Eighteen : A History of Britain in 18 Young Lives - Signed First Edition

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by Loxton, Alice | London, Greater London
Published 15/08/2024 by PAN MACMILLAN (Macmillan) in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 352 pages
234 x 153mm | 0g

Signed First Edition - Hardback - Publishes August 15th

Biggest books to look out for in 2024 – The Guardian

'Loxton is the next big thing in history' – Dan Snow

At eighteen, your life is full of of what-ifs and why-nots. You have everything to look forward to – unless you’ve got the plague.

From a young Elizabeth Tudor, the orphan facing deadly intrigue at court, to a teenage Richard Burton, the rugby-obsessed son of a Welsh miner, historian Alice Loxton explores Britain’s past through the lives of eighteen figures at this crucial age.

How do you make a living in Georgian London with no arms or legs? What would you do if a world war interrupted your university studies? With plenty of wit and insight, Eighteen invites readers to join an eclectic cast of young Britons across the nation and throughout its history, to find out what makes us who we are.

Filled with fascinating stories of royalty, explorers, writers and entertainers, Eighteen asks what lessons we can learn for modern Britain.

'A whirlwind of historical energy . . . one of the brightest new stars of popular history' – Dan Jones

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