Innovation by Peter Ackroyd audiobook

Innovation: The History of England

By Peter Ackroyd
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Blackstone Publishing 9781250003669

The History of England Series: Book 6

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The sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd’s magnificent History of England series, from the Boer War to the Millenium Dome. Innovation brings Peter Ackroyd’s History of England to a triumphant close. Ackroyd takes readers from the end of the Boer War and the accession of Edward VII to the end of the twentieth century, when his great-granddaughter Elizabeth II had been on the throne for almost five decades. It was a century of enormous change, encompassing two world wars, four monarchs (Edward VII, George V, George VI, and the Queen), the decline of the aristocracy and the rise of the Labor Party, women’s suffrage, the birth of the NHS, the march of suburbia, and the clearance of the slums. It was a period that saw the work of the Bloomsbury Group and T.S. Eliot, of Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin, from the end of the postwar slump to the Technicolor explosion of the 1960s, to free love and punk rock, and from Thatcher to Blair. A vividly readable, richly peopled tour de force, Innovation is Peter Ackroyd writing at the height of his powers.

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The sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd’s magnificent History of England series, from the Boer War to the Millenium Dome.

Innovation brings Peter Ackroyd’s History of England to a triumphant close. Ackroyd takes readers from the end of the Boer War and the accession of Edward VII to the end of the twentieth century, when his great-granddaughter Elizabeth II had been on the throne for almost five decades.

It was a century of enormous change, encompassing two world wars, four monarchs (Edward VII, George V, George VI, and the Queen), the decline of the aristocracy and the rise of the Labor Party, women’s suffrage, the birth of the NHS, the march of suburbia, and the clearance of the slums. It was a period that saw the work of the Bloomsbury Group and T.S. Eliot, of Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin, from the end of the postwar slump to the Technicolor explosion of the 1960s, to free love and punk rock, and from Thatcher to Blair.

A vividly readable, richly peopled tour de force, Innovation is Peter Ackroyd writing at the height of his powers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A wide-ranging, elegant work of scholarship…Thorough, readable history by a seasoned researcher and author.” Kirkus Reviews
“For Ackroyd, the past isn’t merely past; it’s alive.” Boston Globe, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Peter Ackroyd

Author Bio: Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd has written acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, and Sir Thomas More, as well as several successful novels. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature’s W. H. Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Show Award for Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English