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Birth of the British Novel

   2011    Art
Author Henry Hitchings explores the lives and works of Britain's radical and pioneering 18th-century novelists who, in just 80 years, established all the literary genres we recognise today. It was a golden age of creativity led by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Fanny Burney and William Godwin, amongst others. Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Tom Jones and Tristram Shandy are novels that still sparkle with audacity and innovation. On his journey through 18th-century fiction, Hitchings reveals how the novel was more than mere entertainment, it was also a subversive hand-grenade that would change British society for the better. He travels from the homes of Britain's great and good to its lowliest prisons, meeting contemporary writers like Martin Amis, Will Self, Tom McCarthy and Jenny Uglow on the way.
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Superstructures: Engineering Marvels

   2019    Technology
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Wonders of Life

   2013    Science
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Human universe
Human universe

   2014    Technology
Speed
Speed

   2019    Technology
Natural World
Natural World

   2009    Nature
Vegan
Vegan

   2017    Culture
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History