"Portillo's Hidden History of Britain" by Michael Portillo - signed copy
A signed hardback copy of Michael Portillo's Hidden History of Britain. Reserve now and collect in store.
Portillo presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of it's lost or abandoned places and buildings. The chapters cover a variety of historical themes: Crime and Punishment, Health and Medicine, Defence and Warfare, and Entertainment and Leisure. Using a combination of his own investigations and archive research, plus memories and quotations from the contributors he interviewed for the series, Michael Portillo explains what the buildings were used for and by whom, why they were abandoned, and what they can tell us about our past.