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The World for a Shilling How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation by Michael Leapman
  

The World for a Shilling How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation

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The World for a Shilling How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation by Michael Leapman

Conceived as a showcase for Britain's burgeoning manufacturing industries and the exotic products of its Empire, the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace was Britain's first truly national spectacle. Michael Leapman explores how the exhibition came into being; the key characters who made it happen (from Prince Albert, who was credited with the idea, to Thomas Cook, whose cheap railway trips ensured its accessibility to all); and the fascinating tales behind the exhibits that fired the imagination of the era. 'The best kind of popular history: exact, imaginative and full of fun.' Sunday Telegraph`Splendid... Michael Leapman brings a child's delight to the wonders of the Exhibition and his enthusiastic prose makes his readers feel they are almost walking down its aisles.' Mail on Sunday`Entertaining and engaging' Independent

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Book Info

Publication date

18th August 2011

Author

Michael Leapman

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
326 pages

Categories

History

ISBN

9780571281657

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