In an entertaining, living history of the modern United Kingdom, Andrew Marr traces how radically we have transformed through the course of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The author gallops through our modern history, telling the story of Britain’s culture, innovation, politics, arts and more. From Sylvia Plath to Elvis Costello, Frank Critchlow to Bob Geldof and David Attenborough to the Beatles, the author explores how each era shaped the next, to land us where we are today. And where exactly is that?
CHILDREN OF THE MASTER
The Prime Minister’s days are numbered. The Master, a shadowy figure from his party’s past, plans to replace him with someone he can manipulate to his own ends. Against a backdrop of intrigue and betrayal at Westminster, a struggle of sacrifices and compromises to seize the greatest political prize of all begins.
THE DIAMOND QUEEN
In the year of her Diamond Jubilee, Andrew Marr examines the monarchy, and the Queen's role at the centre of the state. He thematically dissects her role and her political relationships, arguing that the drastic changes that have occurred since her accession have ensured that the monarchy is still fit for purpose.
HEAD OF STATE
September 2017, and the United Kingdom is on the verge of a referendum that will determine if the country remains a member of the European Union. But, unknown to all but a handful of members of the Prime Minister's innermost circle, there is a shocking secret that would change everything.