Newcomers' Lives: The Story of Immigrants as Told in Obituaries from The Times (BOK)
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To mention the names Ernst Gombrich, Nikolaus Pevsner, Joseph Conrad, Nancy Astor, CLR James and Lucian Freud is to give but a brief glimpse of the impact immigrants to this country have made on our national culture and character. Indeed, these people have been crucial to the development of recent British history and have been indispensable in shaping the way we live now. This collection of obituaries from The Times of some of the most important of these people gives the reader a unique view of their contribution. It becomes clear that this contribution has been a determinant factor in British history. This book covers politics, business, art, architecture, music and sport, as well as philosophy and religion. The breadth and depth of the influence of immigrants is thus reinforced. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, contributes a fascinating introduction surveying our historical and cultural landscape.