Emma Marriott - Author

About the Author

Emma Marriott is a writer and editor, and author of several popular history books, including the bestselling series I Used to Know That: History and The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks. As a former in-house Macmillan senior editor, she also has extensive experience editing a wide range of television and film tie-in books and is the creator of the bestselling Mums Are Like Buttons, They Hold Everything Together. Emma lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and three children.

Featured books by Emma Marriott

The World of Poldark

The World of Poldark

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Amid the turmoil of eighteenth-century Cornwall, Ross comes back to a home in ruins, his father dead and his childhood sweetheart engaged to another - his own heart as battered as the country around him. Experience the great houses and the glorious landscapes and follow the cast of characters as their stories play out against the backdrop of Cornwall's wild beauty, through interviews with the actors, behind the scenes insights and in-depth information on costumes, props and locations. Packed full of behind the scenes photographs, The World of Poldark is the ultimate guide to the popular series.

Other books by Emma Marriott

The World of Vanity Fair

The World of Vanity Fair

Author: Emma Marriott, Michael Palin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

THE OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE ITV SERIES William Thackeray's Vanity Fair was first published in the 1840s, but its power to entertain and provoke debate remains as strong as ever. The tales of charismatic, shrewd, and amoral Becky Sharp's journey from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to a wider world in which wealth and status is valued above all else is arguably as relevant today as it was nearly 200 years ago: Becky and her equally flawed friends and acquaintances are familiar to us all. This, the official companion to the ITV series contains everything a fan could want to know about the story. It explores the characters Thackeray so memorably created and the society they inhabited, along with fascinating insights about the period. And it offers location guides, behind the scenes details, and interviews with the cast, alongside beautiful illustrations and set photography. Taking readers from London society to the battlefields of Waterloo, the book gets right to the heart of one of the greatest novels ever written.

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Great Depression?

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Great Depression?

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Look at the events that lead to the Wall Street Crash of October 1929 and the shockwaves that it sent around the world, leading to economic crisis and financial panic and plunging millions into unemployment, eviction from their homes and grinding poverty. Explore the legacy of the Great Depression internationally, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as political ferment leading to the rise of fascism, and the good things, including the expansion of the welfare state and provision for those in need, technological innovation and the rise of the cinema industry.

Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWII?

Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWII?

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2017

This book looks at the events leading to the World War II, the most widespread war in history, in which the major participants used all their industrial, economic and scientific might to wage 'total war'. It examines the legacy of the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the fear and mistrust between the USA and Russia that led to the Cold War, and the good things, including advances in medicine and computing and the establishment of the United Nations.

Behind the News: Violence Against Women

Behind the News: Violence Against Women

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Violence Against Women we ask why so many women across the world are victims of violence, from domestic abuse and rape to forced abortions, female genital mutilation and murder. Why does it happen, who are the perpetrators and what can be done to stop it happening? This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world. Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, Race and Crime, School Shootings and Uprising in the Middle East

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks

The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks pulls it all together, from the world's earliest civilizations in 3500 BC to the founding of the United Nations in 1945, passing by the likes of Charlemagne, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean War, to name a few. Here's your chance to introduce yourself to the full spectrum of world history, and discover just how the modern world came to be.

Bad History How We Got the Past Wrong

Bad History How We Got the Past Wrong

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2016

Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history. Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted 'facts': St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger. However, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don't give them a second thought. Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history. Bad History provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Great Depression?

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Great Depression?

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2015

Look at the events that lead to the Wall Street Crash of October 1929 and the shockwaves that it sent around the world, leading to economic crisis and financial panic and plunging millions into unemployment, eviction from their homes and grinding poverty. Explore the legacy of the Great Depression internationally, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as political ferment leading to the rise of fascism, and the good things, including the expansion of the welfare state and provision for those in need, technological innovation and the rise of the cinema industry.

Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWII?

Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWII?

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2015

This book looks at the events leading to the World War II, the most widespread war in history, in which the major participants used all their industrial, economic and scientific might to wage 'total war'. It examines the legacy of the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the fear and mistrust between the USA and Russia that led to the Cold War, and the good things, including advances in medicine and computing and the establishment of the United Nations.

I Used to Know That History

I Used to Know That History

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

If your response to a mention of the Wars of the Roses, the Sumerians or the Reformation is, 'Hmm, I've heard of that - what was that again?', then this is the book for you. This entertaining yet informative book travels back through time to fill in those embarrassing gaps in your knowledge, from the invasions of Britain, the Renaissance and the Cold War, to the American, French and Russian Revolutions, the World Wars ... and everything else you have forgotten from your school history lessons. In I Used to Know That: History, information is broken down into manageable, bite-sized chunks, refreshing your memory of all those things you once knew but have forgotten, and filling you in on the bits that the school syllabus didn't include. From building the pyramids in Egypt to the fall of the Berlin Wall, everything you used to know - and much that you didn't - is here.

I Should Know That: Great Britain Everything You Really Should Know About GB

I Should Know That: Great Britain Everything You Really Should Know About GB

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2015

From icons of British history to geography, and the economy to the legal system, I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a wide range of topics, filling in all those embarrassing gaps in your knowledge of this fair isle. Inspired by the UK citizenship test, this useful and interesting guide includes sections such as essential British history, the current political and legal system, migration to Britain, women's rights, geography and culture. Learn all about the Magna Carta, the House of Lords, the Old Bailey and the Commonwealth, and more light-hearted topics such as allotments, pets, haggis and marmite, while scoffing at the unfortunate but hilarious gaffes made by our politicians. Packed full of information, this entertaining and fact-filled guide to Great Britain is perfect for anyone who wishes that they were a more informed citizen.

Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything Together

Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything Together

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

'Mothers hold their children's hands for a moment, but their hearts forever.' Best friend, nurse, therapist, chauffeur, mentor, caretaker, cook, seamstress and champion. Across cultures, countries and continents, we all know that we would be nowhere without our mothers. Remind your mum just how important she is with this collection of beautifully illustrated quotes featuring everything from Jewish, Persian and Irish proverbs to the immortal words of Louisa May Alcott, Jeanette Winterson and Fay Weldon. This heart-warming anthology is the perfect gift for the best mum in the world - your mum.

Behind the News: Violence Against Women

Behind the News: Violence Against Women

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Violence Against Women we ask why so many women across the world are victims of violence, from domestic abuse and rape to forced abortions, female genital mutilation and murder. Why does it happen, who are the perpetrators and what can be done to stop it happening?

Psychological Distress in Deaf People with Hearing Identities

Psychological Distress in Deaf People with Hearing Identities

Author: Emma Marriott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2010

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