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A History Of Modern Britain

(2007)
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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted.

Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge - first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre.

This edition also includes an extra chapter charting the course from Blair to Brexit.



Used availability for Andrew Marr's A History Of Modern Britain

Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 1-4050-0538-6 / 978-1-4050-0538-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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January 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: A History Of Modern Britain: Volume 2 (LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 1-4056-4879-1 / 978-1-4056-4879-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC LARGE PRINT
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 1-5098-3966-6 / 978-1-5098-3966-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 0-330-51147-5 / 978-0-330-51147-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 0-330-43983-9 / 978-0-330-43983-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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April 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 1-4050-0539-4 / 978-1-4050-0539-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 1-5098-4918-1 / 978-1-5098-4918-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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November 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 1-5098-4919-X / 978-1-5098-4919-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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May 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
ISBN: 1-4050-9207-6 / 978-1-4050-9207-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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May 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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May 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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July 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A History of Modern Britain
Author(s): Andrew Marr
Publisher: Picador
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