The Great British Dream Factory

My most recent book is The Great British Dream Factory, published by Allen Lane. 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 latest TV series, The 80s, will be shown on BBC Two later this year.

Dominic Sandbrook

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I am the author of seven books of modern history. I am a regular writer for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times, and have written and presented numerous documentaries for BBC Two and BBC Radio 4.

I used to be a university history lecturer, and am now a visiting professor at King's College London.

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