Hope and Glory: A People's History of Modern Britain

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Travels in pursuit of the key moments of twentieth century that have shaped us as a nation.
 
In Hope and Glory Stuart Maconie goes in search of the places, people and events that have shaped modern Britain. Starting with the death of Queen Victoria, to the Battle of the Somme and the General Strike, and on to the docking of the Empire Windrush and Bobby Moore raising the Jules Rimet trophy, he chooses a defining moment in our nation's story from each decade of the last century and explores its legacy today.
 
Some were glorious days, some were tragic, or even shameful, but each has played its part in making us who we are as a nation. From pop stars to politicians, Suffragettes to punks, this is a journey around Britain in search of who we are.

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STUART MACONIE is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. He has presented shows on practically every BBC radio network and currently hosts the afternoon show on 6Music with Mark Radcliffe. His weekly 6Music show The Freak Zone is a global cult. His work as a journalist has appeared everywhere from NME and Q Magazine to the Daily Telegraph and the Oldie. He is a regular columnist for publications as diverse as the Daily Mirror, Radio Times and Country Walking Magazine. His previous bestsellers have included Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice, and Adventures on the High Teas and his books have been translated into Italian, Japanese and Russian. He is based in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester and the wilds of the Lake District where he can often be spotted on top of a mountain with a thermos and an individual pork pie.

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"A very engaging writer with a remarkably broad frame of reference" * Mail on Sunday * "...compelling and often witty insight into the customs and mindsets of overlooked corners of Britain ... Maconie is an engaging and illuminating guide throughout" * Independent * "As funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell" * Observer * "More serious than you might expect, copies should be available in every school" * Guardian *

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