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The World for a Shilling Michael Leapman

The World for a Shilling By Michael Leapman

The World for a Shilling by Michael Leapman


$19.49
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Summary

Conceived as a showcase for Britain's burgeoning manufacturing industries and the exotic products of its Empire, the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace was Britain's first national spectacle. This book examines the story of how the exhibition came into being; the characters and the exhibits.

The World for a Shilling Summary

The World for a Shilling: How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation by Michael Leapman

Conceived as a showcase for Britain's burgeoning manufacturing industries and the exotic products of its Empire, the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace was Britain's first national spectacle. This book examines the story of how the exhibition came into being; the key characters who made it happen (from Prince Albert, who was credited with the idea, to Thomas Cook, whose cheap railway trips ensured its accessibility to all); and the tales behind the exhibitors and exhibits themselves, from the Koh-i-noor diamond to the more quirky inventions on display - Queen Victoria was very taken with a bed that physically ejected its occupant in the morning, for example. One quarter of the British population had visited the exhibition by its close; this is the story of how it fired the imagination of the era.

About Michael Leapman

Michael Leapman is an award-winning journalist and former editor of The Times Diary. An authority on London, he has written a number of books about the city.

Additional information

GOR001628218
9780747270126
0747270120
The World for a Shilling: How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation by Michael Leapman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
20010405
288
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