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Great Lives free pdf Based on the popular Radio 4 series, "Great Lives" highlights 100 of the world's most fascinating and influential characters. Chosen by the show's guests, each biography reveals the life and times of artists, sportsmen, statesmen, authors, monarchs, inventors and scientists, revealing why they inspire, what they achieved and how they have influenced the world at large. It helps you to discover the intriguing lives of Clement Attlee and Henri Matisse, King Alfred and Samuel Johnson, Tommy Cooper and Robert Kennedy, Robin Day and Edith Wharton, along with many more. From the famous to the obscure, the historical to the contemporary, each biography provides an insight into the character's personality, why they were driven to achieve so much, and separates fact from fiction. With a foreword by the show's presenter, Matthew Parris, "Great Lives" is an ideal gift for history and biography enthusiasts, and for fans of the Radio 4 series.

About Karen Farrington

Karen Farrington has worked an an author, ghost-writer, editor and researcher for leading UK publishers. She is credited with more than 40 non-fiction titles, specialising in modern history and biographies. A former Press Association reporter at the Central Criminal Court, she has also written regularly for women's magazines and daily newspapers. Matthew Parris was born in Africa in 1949 and grew up in Cyprus, Rhodesia, Jamaica and Britain. He became an MP in 1979, and after seven years a Conservative MP he became the regular parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times. His books include his autobiography Chance Witness, Read My Lips, Scorn with Added Vitriol, and Inca-Kola. Parris is a regular travel writer, reviewer, broadcaster and columnist, and has presented Great Lives since 2006.

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Author : Karen Farrington
Publisher : BBC Books
Data Published : 01 September 2011
ISBN : 1849901090
EAN : 9781849901093
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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