J. M. Hawes
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From the publisher
BASED ON THE LANDMARK BBC SERIES ‘ART THAT MADE US’
Explore the history of the British isles through 80 extraordinary creations — from Beowulf and the Bayeux Tapestry to Banksy, Stormzy, and beyond…
A companion book to the landmark BBC series, BRILLIANT ISLES tells the story of these islands through art, music, buildings and literature — the creations of visionaries, mavericks and rule-breakers who responded to their times and shaped the future. Whether read cover-to-cover or dipped into, this is a vibrant, surprising and witty guide to a unique culture, by one of our sharpest writers.