[E–book] Portillos Hidden History of Britain


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    Summary Portillos Hidden History of Britain Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Portillo Michael Portillo ✓ 0 review I read this book on the back of watching the TV Series of the same name and was really impressed Michael Portillo captures the mood brilliantly in recreating some really obscure but nonetheless fascinating nuggets of fairly modern history of Britain that you would unlikely read about elsewhere The history that Mr Portillo touches on is extremely wide ranging the sewage system of Brighton the hidden history o

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    Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Portillo Michael Portillo ✓ 0 review Summary Portillos Hidden History of Britain British History presented in a very interesting way plenty of this history was unknown to myself there is allot of information packed within this books pages I really enjoyed it I never found it boring or dull took one week to read this book a

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    Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Portillo Michael Portillo ✓ 0 review [E–book] Portillos Hidden History of Britain Having caught the series occasionally on catch up this was relatively familiar and eually enjoyable Touching on locations as diverse as the London Hospital in Whitechapel to the West Pier in Brighton Portillo takes us on a tour of fascinating buildings the majority of which are currently being redeveloped for different purposes An easy and comparatively erudite read this is an intriguing insight into parts of Britain that the majo

  4. says: Summary Portillos Hidden History of Britain [E–book] Portillos Hidden History of Britain Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael Portillo

    [E–book] Portillos Hidden History of Britain InsightfulWas a fantastic book it felt like a narration and the facts where on point I would read by portillo

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    [E–book] Portillos Hidden History of Britain An intelligent and informative read Portillo with his usual fluent and engaging style brings some almost forgotten buildings and institutions to life At times humorous and at others deferential and reflective Portillo's humanity shines through None so in his understanding of the fear of incarceration as he walks through Shelton Mallet Prison with former prisoner BenAn enjoyable read for the history for the people or simply for t

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  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Portillos Hidden History of Britain
  • Michael Portillo
  • en
  • 01 January 2018
  • 9781789290646

Summary Portillos Hidden History of Britain

Read & Download è Portillos Hidden History of Britain 100 Discover the hidden history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings Portillo’s Secret History of Britain presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of its ‘lost’ or abandoned places and buildings The chapters cover a variety of historical themes Crime and Punishment Health and Medicine Defence and Warfare and Entertainment and Leisure Using a combination of his own investigations and archive research plus memories and uotations from the contributors he interviewed for the serie. I read this book on the back of watching the TV Series of the same name and was really impressed Michael Portillo captures the mood brilliantly in recreating some really obscure but nonetheless fascinating nuggets of fairly modern history of Britain that you would unlikely read about elsewhere The history that Mr Portillo touches on is extremely wide ranging the sewage system of Brighton the hidden history of the London Road Fire Station in Manchester to the Village of Imber a small settlement forced to up and leave as part of the Governments WW2 war effort amongst many subjectsDuring the course of this book Michael documents his meetings with people associated with the historical subjects that he writes aboutThis book is an interesting read for anyone wanting an alternative type of historical read from the perspective of someone for whom their aim is to educate themselves alongside the reader as to the history around a whole range of diverse subjects A great book a

Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Michael PortilloPortillos Hidden History of Britain

Read & Download è Portillos Hidden History of Britain 100 S Michael Portillo explains what the buildings were used for and by whom why they were abandoned and what they can tell us about our past For example Learn what the ruins of London Road Fire and Police Station in Manchester reveal about the history of the emergency services in the last 100 years How Bradford’s art deco Odeon cinema encapsulates a century of film making and movie goingWith evocative text that brings each location vividly to life Michael Portillo describes the building and its activities in its heyday and compares this past life with its faded gran. British History presented in a very interesting way plenty of this history was unknown to myself there is allot of information packed within this books pages I really enjoyed it I never found it boring or dull took one week to read this book and learnt something new everyday from its pages no editorial errors good book structure throughout nice book cover If you like British history this book would be worth reading Could be useful for any college or university strudents of history

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Read & Download è Portillos Hidden History of Britain 100 Deur or melancholic abandonment seen today Filled with fascinating insights and observations his narrative provides a compelling and original perspective on Britain’s social and military history Portillo's Hidden History of Britain features deserted villages abandoned prisons closed down cinemas empty hospitals derelict military bases sewers and much Complementing the text are 32 pages of atmospheric and informative photographs including ‘then’ and ‘now’ images of the locations which pointedly juxtapose their former glory with their present day destitutio. Having caught the series occasionally on catch up this was relatively familiar and eually enjoyable Touching on locations as diverse as the London Hospital in Whitechapel to the West Pier in Brighton Portillo takes us on a tour of fascinating buildings the majority of which are currently being redeveloped for different purposes An easy and comparatively erudite read this is an intriguing insight into parts of Britain that the majority of us never knew existed