BASED ON THE LANDMARK BBC SERIES ‘ART THAT MADE US’
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 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.
James Hawes is the bestselling author of the acclaimed SHORTEST HISTORY OF GERMANY and SHORTEST HISTORY OF ENGLAND, as well as six novels, one of which – SPEAK FOR ENGLAND (2005) – predicted Brexit.