The first in a series of three books that provide a history of England from the perspective of a set of important and popular fictional writings. The emphasis will be on contextualising the writings, and on describing England in part from their perspective. Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan-Doyle (via Sherlock Holmes), and Agatha Christie (via Hercule Poirot) will be the writers.

The first book will also be released in the UK by Amberley Publishing Publishing in early 2021.

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and a prolific lecturer and writer, with over 100 books to his name and the most sustained presentation of British history in recent decades. His interests include military history, British politics, newspaper and cartographic history, and international relations.

‘He puts complex issues regarding British and English identity, patriotism, ethnicity and nationhood into their proper historical context, and makes them perfectly comprehensible.’

– Andrew Roberts, author of ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny’

Jeremy’s most recent works include: English Nationalism: A Short History (Hurst, 2019), A Brief History of Spain (Robinson, 2019) and A Brief History of Italy (Robinson, 2018).