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12 Books That Changed The World


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Melvyn Bragg explores a controversial selection of British books and their huge impact on history

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Melvyn Bragg explores a controversial selection of British books and their huge impact on history

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Melvyn Bragg's first novel, For Want of a Nail, was published in 1965 and since then his novels have included The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Credo, The Maid of Buttermere and The Soldier's Return, which was published to huge critical acclaim in 1999 and won the WHSmith Literary Award. He is controller of Arts at LWT and President of the National Campaign for the Arts, and in 1998 he was made a life peer. He lives in London and Cumbria.


'Bragg writes with passion...and once again, shows his capacity to make science and technology both exciting and accessible.' -- Independent 'Bragg has established himself over the past decades as a fearlessly dedicated, popular educator ... a highly and easily readable book.' -- John Sutherland, The Sunday Times 'It can charm almost anyone of any age ... yet again Bragg has displayed his extraordinary and unique gifts as a communicator' -- Christena Appleyard, Daily Mail 'This is an inspiring, fascinating and stimulating book with marvellous illustrations' -- Niall MacMonagle, Irish Times

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