Paperback 432pp 200x150mm
9781849901093   Product Code: 19404
For the BBC Radio 4 series Great Lives well-known people were invited to choose a person from history and discuss their life and achievements with an expert (usually a biographer). This book presents brief accounts of nearly 100 of the chosen 'great lives', arranged alphabetically from Alexander the Great to Edith Wharton, and introduced by short quotations from their champion and their expert. The programme's presenter, Matthew Parris, provides a foreword.