Our Island Story

Our Island Story

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Just over a century ago, Our Island Story entranced a nation's children by telling their history in stories. Short, simply written chapters, packed with living characters and thrilling action - and illustrated with vivid colour pictures - illuminate all the main events from Britain's earliest days to the end of Victoria's reign. And its glorious fusion of myth and legend with sober fact - Canute and King Arthur with Cromwell and the Indian Mutiny - is as seductive now as it ever was. 'I was given H.E. Marshall's Our Island Story at Christmas 1936 and I've still got that copy. It was a direct inspiration for me in my career as a historian' Antonia Fraser, Daily Telegraphshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 24mm | 680.39g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0753823004
  • 9780753823002
  • 337,051

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Entertaining, accessible and exciting, it puts people and events in context and makes them live again * Good Book Guide *show more

About H. E. Marshall

Surprisingly little is known about the life of Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. She is thought to have been born in 1867, but the date of her death is unknown. She concealed her gender using the initials H.E. in her writing. H.E. Marshall is the author of OUR ISLAND STORY.show more

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825 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 40% (334)
4 37% (308)
3 17% (139)
2 4% (32)
1 1% (12)
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