The shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year has been announced today – and we’re absolutely delighted that A History of the World in 25 Cities, co-authored by award-winning children’s authors Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at the British Museum, and illustrated throughout by Libby VanderPloeg, has been shortlisted.
This stunningly illustrated book of extraordinary city maps tells the story of human civilisation throughout history, from ancient history to the present day. From the walled city of ancient Jericho to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, discover what cities can tell us about our past while also inspiring us to build a better future. Take a voyage of discovery and witness the birth of democracy in Athens, walk the lamplit streets of Benin deep in the West African rainforest, or discover what life was like in China’s long-lost capital city of Xiangyang.
Featuring 25 specially created city maps and written in consultation with expert curators at the Britsh Museum, this captivating book is packed with countless facts for curious readers to return to again and again.
Take a look inside the book:
Congratulations Tracey, Andrew and Libby – and good luck!