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Island Stories by Raphael Samuel
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Jul 01, 1999 | ISBN 9781859841907

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“The sheer scope and erudition of these pages is stunning … an imaginative tour de force.”—Terry Eagleton, Guardian

“Provocative, original … a powerful testimony to the unending dialogue between the present and the past that is the essence and excitement of history.”—David Cannadine, Observer

“A stunning collection … humane, optimistic, multi-textured, ever-meandering but always sparkling … One of the finest and—paradoxically—most quintessentially English historians of our time.”—Ben Pimlott, Independent on Sunday

“A magnificent and irreplaceable collection.”—John Gray, New Statesman

“A provocative lens into both the remote and the near British past.”—Publishers Weekly

“Deeply researched, intelligently argued, lovingly presented, thoroughly excitable and immensely stimulating … [Samuel is] as comfortable with seventeenth-century sectarians as with Victorian nonconformists, as familiar with the townlands of Ireland as the streets of London.”—John Gillis, Left History

“A rich fund of subversive ideas.”—Daniel Johnson, The Times

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