ENGLAND IN THE AGE OF CHARLES DICKENS
by Jeremy Black
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 and Agatha Christie will be the writers.
Publisher: UK – Amberley Publishing, early 2020
Rights Sold: World
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.
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).
‘Jeremy Black ought to be a National Treasure. He puts complex issues regarding British and English identity, patriotism, ethnicity and nationhood into their proper historical context, and makes them perfectly comprehensible. We must hope that a grateful nation will finally recognise him as the fine historian he has always been.’
– Andrew Roberts, author of ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny’