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10 Minutes On… Julian Barnes’ A History of the World in 10½ Chapters


Spend 10 Minutes with Dr Catherine Brown on… Julian Barnes’ A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters.

The title is clearly provocative. Historians never advertised the numbers of their chapters as that would be to emphasise form over content which historians generally refrain from doing. But then in English, the words history and story were barely distinct until a gap opened up in Shakespeare’s time…