Our Island Story A History of Britain for Boys and Girls, from the Romans to Queen Victoria by H. E. Marshall
  

Synopsis

Our Island Story A History of Britain for Boys and Girls, from the Romans to Queen Victoria by H. E. Marshall

If you are you looking to inspire your child with the story of British History, H E Marshall's classic children's history of Britain is perfect. First published in 1905, this beautifully written narrative sets out the history of Britain from the Romans to the death of Queen Victoria in a way that has delighted and enthused children for generations. This reprinted, centenary edition includes all 31 of the original, evocative colour illustrations. - Simple narrative, enthralling character descriptions and beautiful illustrations make this the ideal read for children - The vivid presentation of historical events will capture children's imaginations - The perfect gift for any child! Also available from Galore Park: - Junior History Books 1, 2 and 3 - History for Common Entrance 13+ Textbooks, Revision Guide and Exam Practice Questions

Reviews

I was given HE Marshall's Our Island Story at Christmas 1936 and I've still got that copy. It was a direct inspiration for me in my career as a historian. Lady Antonia Fraser ...the reason that parents will go to such lengths to try to track down copies of Our Island Story is because of the sheer quality of the writing. Telling a story from history might be old-fashioned, but it stimulates a child's imagination like nothing else. Andrew Roberts, The Sunday Times, 2005 Our Island Story is a marvellous antidote to the fractured, incoherent history most primary school childen are taught today. It chimes with the Prince of Wales's campaign to restore narrative and chronology to history teaching and has been endorsed by Antonia Fraser, one of our leading historians, who says the book has earned her lifelong gratitude. John Clare, Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph H E Marshall's Our Island Story, first published in 1905, must rank as one of the most influential works of history of the 20th century. Sean Lang, Times Educational Supplement

About the Author

Surprisingly little is known about the life of Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. She is thought to have been born in 1867, but the date of her death is unknown. She concealed her gender using the initials H. E. in her writing. Her most widely read book, Our Island Story, was first published in 1905 and went through many editions. She penned several other books including Our Empire Story, Scotland's Story and King's and Things, the latter two also having been recently republished by Galore Park.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
494 pages

Author

H. E. Marshall
More books by H. E. Marshall

Publisher

Publication date

12th September 2005

ISBN

9781902984742


Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools