Pick up someone interesting todayOxford University Press presents Very Interesting People - a new series of pocket-size biographies featuring Britain's most fascinating and important historical characters.Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Described by The Times as 'an intellectual wonderland for all scholars and enthusiasts.'From visionaries, kings, queens, scientists, politicians, writers, and artists, these are the stories of those who have enlightened and enriched history, and ultimately made the world what it is today.
perfect for 21st-century readers and students who need a quick but comprehensive biography of a key figure.
VIPs are comprehensive and up-to-date: they cover each life from family and childhood to death with up-to-date bibliographic references for further reading.
Written by expert authors: selected for their expertise and ability to communicate to a general audience.
Extra information: details of related sound, film, and paper archives, listings of known likenesses of a figure and their location; where known, wealth at death.
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