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#1 Kate Morrey

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

I've been given the task of buying some books for this years winners of the History prize at Presentation evening. We will have two prizes for Y11 pupils and one for a Y13. Does anyone have any good suggestions of books? I want to get something worthwhile but readable and not something that will end up propping open someone's bedroom door in three months.

Open to any topic/time periods

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#2 Tony Fox

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

http://www.independe...n=gallery&ino=9

Despite Starkey and Ferguson, a good coverage
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#3 Lou Phillips

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:54 AM

I always recommend these two but Hobsbawm Age of Revolutions and Age of Extremes. If you got nice hardback ones especially.
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#4 Lou Phillips

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:55 AM

Or A People's History of the World. Chris Harman I think?
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#5 Simon Ross

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

In these times of austerity, why not cut costs and give them one of Govey's Bibles?

#6 Ed Podesta

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

I've seen ours. It's in the head's office natch, where it can do sooo much good. TO be honest - even if it fell in to the hands of a teacher or student - I'm not sure that having it leather bound and gold embossed makes it a particularly great teaching tool.

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#7 Jenjane

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:40 PM

We were shown ours in briefing by the head and asked for suggestions as to what to do with it (RE bagsied it), but the librarian gave us a swift reminder of the plethora of the different sorts of bibles that we already have that includes a copy of the bible that the queen sent out to commemorate her coronation....
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#8 Louise OG

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

Saw ours today, on top of head's shelf. That's some book!




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