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Melvyn Bragg - Author


Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, the most recent being The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.

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Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
Now is the Time
Melvyn Bragg
‘Now is the Time’ is a fascinating, substantial, yet surprisingly contained novel given the subject matter. Detailing the people's rebellion of 1381, Melvyn Bragg imagines this time and breathes life into the foundations and advance of the rising. With an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
Now is the Time
Melvyn Bragg
One of our Books of the Year 2015. ‘Now is the Time’ is a fascinating, substantial, yet surprisingly contained novel given the subject matter. Detailing the peoples rebellion of 1381, Melvyn Bragg imagines this time and breathes life into the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Grace and Mary by Melvyn Bragg
Grace and Mary
Melvyn Bragg
Reaching from late 19th-century Cumbria to the present, this elegiac novel celebrates two spirited women
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Book of Books : The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011 by Melvyn Bragg
The Book of Books : The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011
Melvyn Bragg
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 7 April 2011. Melvyn Bragg places the Bible in context, giving us the background, the battle between Latin and “coarse” English, the story of the men who battled to translate the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2011
The Book of Books : The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011 by Melvyn Bragg
The Book of Books : The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011
Melvyn Bragg
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 7 April 2011. 2011 is the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, an event that is being celebrated nationally and internationally. As THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH explored the history of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2011
In Our Time by Melvyn Bragg
In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 22 October 2009. The book adapted from Melvyn Bragg's Radio 4 show looking at the history of ideas through philosophy, literature and much, much more. A great 'dipping into' book.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2009
Remember Me... by Melvyn Bragg
Remember Me...
Melvyn Bragg
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 February 2009. The fourth in a series of semi-autobiographical novels. A fabulous portrait of 1960’s London and a passionate and tragic love story, told with a raw emotion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2009
The Soldier's Return by Melvyn Bragg
The Soldier's Return
Melvyn Bragg
The beginning of this trilogy deals with the sadness of returning home after the terrible effects of war and finding a totally different world, to adjusting to a son you don’t know, a wife greatly changed and a life difficult...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2006

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