The written English exam is over – yeah! I have mostly good feeling although I mixed up the Miliband Brothers and said that David was the leader of the opposition – of course it is Ed. Unlike other people in my study group I had read all the books in the reading list. Some were interesting and very insightful, and I wish to highlight those here:
Marr, A. (2009) A History of Modern Britain, London: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Andrew Marr is a very accomplished journalist and he writes well. Of course that is his job. I enjoyed reading the book which I got as an ebook for my kindle. You need some general previous knowledge about British history and current events to understand it, but the black series of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung is a good starting point for that.
His book has been serialized for the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/