Justin Pollard unveils Britain's secret history ... shhh, don't tell anyone
Justin Pollard read archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge. He is an historical writer and consultant in film and TV. His credits include the films Elizabeth and Atonement and the BBC TV Drama The Tudors, as well as more than twenty-five documentary series such as Channel 4's Time Team. He is a writer and researcher for QI and the author of seven books including The Interesting Bits and Charge!
Amusingly and energetically told...his best. Pollard has the QI knack of knowing what's funny or interesting - SpectatorThe parts of our past they didn't teach in school - Express'Ideal for history buffs and fact lovers - Scottish Sunday PostGems you won't have heard about at school - Daily Mail ScotlandI sometimes wish that my school history lessons had given a bit less time to important things such as the repeal of the Corn Laws and a bit more to the sort of by-the-way history told here . . . amusing - Sunday TelegraphAn endlessly fascinating book, and dull would he or she be who didn't find it hard to put down, once picked up . . . The really clever part is the tone, which is never facetious, always respectful to the subject matter, even when there is a faintly detectable Jeevesian smile to the prose. It is hard not to say: "Oh, just one more, then." - Guardian