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The Face of Britain

The Nation Through Its Portraits
Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Simon Schama
Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Arts
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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Face of Britain by Simon Schama, read by Simon Schama and Roy McMillian.

Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and glares; Gainsborough watching his daughters run after a butterfly; a naked John Lennon five hours before his death. Simon Schama has written a tour de force about British portraits over the centuries in which the image-maker, the subject and everyone else looking on are brought unforgettably to life.

Mesmerising in its extraordinary storytelling, The Face of Britain will change the way we see our past - and ourselves.

©2015 Simon Schama (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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