Vernon Bogdanor

The Long View

Britain Since 1918: The Strange Career of British Democracy

By

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 512pp £25 order from our bookshop

The library shelves groan with histories of twentieth-century Britain. Most are humdrum. Indeed, one can count on the fingers of one hand those that are both scholarly and stimulating. To this select few, we must now add David Marquand’s Britain Since 1918, a work of verve and insight whose breadth of learning is only partially concealed by the grace of its style.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • Whom did Picasso label a 'bristly pig'? Read Rosalind P Blakesley's review of The Collector by Natalya Semenova to… ,
    • Alexandra Gajda on Anna Beer's new biography, Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh ,
    • Mark Lawson reviews @jonathancoe's Middle England - The Rotters' Club for our Brexit age. ,
    • 'Behind every book that is published lies ... a haunted landscape, populated by the ghosts of things written and ex… ,
    • 'We once more live in a great age of dragon invention' Here's Tom Shippey on Martin Arnold's The Dragon ,
    • RT : Man at the q&a part of the book panel: Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't s… ,
    • Here's @epkaufm's Whiteshift, reviewed in this month's magazine by ,