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Great lives

Great lives

Farrington, Karen

Based on the 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 what they achieved and how they have influenced the world at large

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: BBC, 2011
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  • (HAC) Accrington – One available in _ Lending Library 920/FAR

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118122699741 _ Lending Library 920/FAR Adult Non Fiction Available

Details

Statement of responsibility: Karen Farrington
ISBN: 1849901090, 9781849901093
Note: Radio tie-in.
Physical Description: 432 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subject: Biography.

Author note

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 forThe Times. His books include his autobiographyChance Witness,Read My Lips,Scorn with Added Vitriol, andInca-Kola. Parris is a regular travel writer, reviewer, broadcaster and columnist, and has presentedGreat Livessince 2006.

Back cover copy

Based on the popular Radio 4 series,Great Liveshighlights some 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, actors, musicians and scientists, showing
why they inspire, what they achieved and how they have influenced the
world at large. 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.