James Hawes

James Hawes

James Hawes is the internationally bestselling author of The Shortest History of England and The Shortest History of Germany, as well as six novels (two of them filmed) and a book about Kafka. Before he became a writer, he was in charge of CADW excavations at Blaenavon Ironworks, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. He is Reader in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.

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  1. 51. OUR BRILLIANT ISLES: OUR UNTOLD STORY REVEALED THROUGH ART
    51. OUR BRILLIANT ISLES: OUR UNTOLD STORY REVEALED THROUGH ART

    James Hawes, best-selling author of Brilliant Isles, the companion book to the landmark BBC series, will tell the story of these islands through art, music, buildings and literature - the creations of visionaries, mavericks and rule-breakers who responded to their times and shaped the future. From Beowulf and the Bayeux Tapestry to Banksy, Stormzy and beyond, this will be a vibrant, surprising and witty guide to a unique culture.

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