Eighteen: A History of Britain in 18 Young Lives – Signed Copy

Alice Loxton

ISBN: 9781035031283S


Signed hardback copy of Eighteen by Alice Loxton

First Edition First Printing

Hand signed by Alice Loxton to the page

NB This title is published on 15th August 2024. All pre-orders will be dispatched on or around publication


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At eighteen, your life is full of possibility. You have everything to look forward to – unless you’ve got the plague…

In this unconventional and witty history, award-winning writer and broadcaster, Alice Loxton, delves into Britain’s past, exploring the country though eighteen notable figures at this formative age. From a young Empress Matilda, already changing the fate of nations, to Richard Burton, the rugby-obsessed teenager who grew up in a Welsh mining town, each journey unpicks a different era of Britain. Irreverent and full of fascinating tidbits (Did you know Chaucer began his career as a scantily clad pageboy?), Loxton shows how the way a society treats its young, reveals much about its values and foibles.

Seamlessly blending big history with engaging stories of royalty, explorers, writers and entertainers, Eighteen builds a rich mosaic of Britain’s past, inviting a journey of discovery. Looking at the role of class, race, and raw ambition, Loxton also asks what lessons we can take for modern Britain – and why the answers might not be what you think.

‘Utterly, utterly brilliant. Fizzing with energy, wit and insight’ – Tracy Borman, bestselling historian
Biggest books to look out for in 2024
 – The Guardian

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Format Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Published 15/08/2024
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