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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.
What is the Right Diet for You
What is the Right Diet for You

   2015    Medicine
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead

   2017    History
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
The Story of God
The Story of God

   2016    Culture
The Brain with David Eagleman
The Brain with David Eagleman

   2015    Medicine
Everything and Nothing
Everything and Nothing

   2011    Science
The Crusades
The Crusades

   2012    History