twitter before the fall lyrebird tudor queens series killer on the wall
Search our site
Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathy Lette book before its publication on 13/07/2017

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

RRP £15.00

Synopsis

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 ).

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

18th August 2011

Author

Michael Leapman

More books by Michael Leapman
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
326 pages

Categories

History

ISBN

9780571281657

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools