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In Search of British Heroes

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  4 reviews

"In Search of British Heroes" is the story of five legends of British history - Boudicca, Robin Hood, Macbeth, King Harold and William Wallace. All five of them can be said, by their lives and deaths, to have changed our country forever. Not because they were hugely successful, in fact, all but one died a failure, but because, even in their lifetimes, they were seen as sy

Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 5th 2004 by Channel 4 Books (first published September 5th 2003)
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I'd never heard of this book before I picked it up from our mobile library but I'm glad I did. It's a bloody good read! When I saw Tony Robinson's name on the cover, I thought, 'oh no, another book ghost written on the back of a celebrity', but I couldn't have been more wrong. You know for sure that Robinson wrote this himself, because the infectious, enthused personality he bears in the likes of TIME TEAM is present in his prose as well as his presentation.

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Blair Hodgkinson
Enjoyable review of the lives and careers of five British heroes delivered in fine Tony Robinson style.
Jessica Payne
I think that Tony Robinson is slowly taking over my life. Either that or my husband has a massive obsession.
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