The Great British Dream Factory

My most recent book is The Great British Dream Factory, out now in paperback. It was chosen as a Book of the Year for 2015 in the Sunday Times, Spectator and Mail on Sunday.

A history of our popular culture in the last century, it explores how and why we reinvented ourselves as a cultural superpower after the fall of the British Empire, from the novels of Agatha Christie and J. R. R. Tolkien to the music of the Beatles, Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and from country house fantasies such as Brideshead Revisited and Downton Abbey to boarding school heroes like James Bond and Harry Potter.

My most recent TV series, The 80s, was shown on BBC Two in August 2016. You can watch clips here.

Dominic Sandbrook

Welcome to Dominic Sandbrook's website

I am the author of seven books of modern history, and am best known for my books on Britain since the 1950s.

I am a regular writer for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times, and have written and presented many documentaries for BBC Two and BBC Radio 4.

Before becoming a freelance writer, I used to be a university history lecturer. I am now a Visiting Professor at King's College London.

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