Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 07 Oct 2021
ISBN: 9781839940156
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 112 pages

Great Britons: 50 Amazing People Who Have Called Britain Home


The inspiring stories of 50 key figures in Great Britain’s history, who had an impact on the ways we live, think and feel today.

Throughout the centuries, the history of this small island nation has been shaped by the people who were born in Britain or arrived on its shores. From early Britons to modern pioneers, leaders, writers, athletes and activists, this country has contained a wealth of incredible talent, only made ‘greater’ by our history of immigration, integration and innovation.

This beautiful large-format gift hardback features stunning full-colour artwork throughout. Each page spread is devoted to a tale of an incredible Briton, told by talented writer and children’s book critic Imogen Russell Williams and brought to life by Sara Mulvanny’s vivid illustration.

Discover the enthralling and diverse stories of 50 brilliant Britons through the ages, from the warrior queen Boudicca of early Britain, who rose in revolt against the Romans, to activist Malala Yousafzai, who fights for every girl’s right to an education today. The gripping tales include key figures from all areas of British life – science, medicine, entertainment, sports, activism and more.

Featuring the inspirational lives and achievements of amazing people such as Florence Nightingale, Alan Turing, Mary Prince, Stormzy, Charles Darwin and Noor Inayat Khan, Great Britons is not only a celebration of our history as an island, but also as part of a far larger and greater world.

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“This illustrated volume of 50 lively and engaging biographies demonstrates the breadth of precious contributors to our Britishness, from Boudicca to Malorie Blackman, Mo Farah to Robert the Bruce.”

-Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“This handsome illustrated volume really captures a sense of modern Britain, addressing what makes us “great” with insight and sensitivity.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookselller

“An inspirational and sometimes goosebump-inducing book, this would make a wonderful gift for both children and adults alike.”

“Certainly one to revisit again and again.”


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