Brilliant Isles: Our Untold History Revealed Through Art


Explore the history of the British Isles through 80 extraordinary creations from Beowulf and the Bayeux Tapestry to Banksy, Stormzy and beyond.

A companion book to the landmark BBC series, Brilliant Isles tells the story of these islands through art, music, buildings and literature - the creations of visionaries, mavericks and the rule-breakers who responded to their times and shaped the future.  Whether read cover-to-cover or dipped into, this is a vibrant, surprising and witty guide to a unique culture, by one of our sharpest writers.

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