Dominic Sandbrook discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.
Dominic Sandbrook is the author of eight books of modern history, and is best known for his books on Britain since the 1950s.
The first volume, Never Had It So Good, covers the late 1950s and early 1960s. The second book, White Heat, looks at Britain in the heyday of the 1960s, and was later used as the background for a BBC drama. The third and fourth volumes, State of Emergency and Seasons in the Sun, cover the 1970s, and were adapted for television as the BBC documentary series The 70s. The fifth volume, Who Dares Wins, covers the early 1980s, including the first Thatcher administration, the Falklands War, the New Romantics, the birth of home computers and the tragic decline of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He has a weekly podcast, The Rest is History, with his fellow historian Tom Holland.
1. The Weather Islands of Sweden https://www.vastsverige.com/en/tanum/produkter/the-weather-islands/
2. The Good Soldier https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/07/fiction.julianbarnes
3. The Byzantine Empire https://www.livescience.com/42158-history-of-the-byzantine-empire.html
4. Stan Cullis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Cullis
5. Bridgnorth https://www.mccartneys.co.uk/pages/bridgnorth-area-guide
6. The Dark is Rising sequence https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2010/dec/08/season-s-readings-the-dark-is-rising