The Magic Box
Due to published by Faber in 2014.
The Magic Box is a history of British film and television.
Praise for The Magic Box
'Young is a phenomonal scholar.' Observer
'[An] exhaustive, engaging study of the uncanny qualities of postwar British film and television [...] The Magic Box is a feat of argument, description and affection' - Financial Times
'[A] fabulous treasure trove' - The Scotsman
'[A] forensic dissection [...] This tightly packed treatise takes pains to illustrate how what we view affects how we view ourselves.' - 4**** Total Film
'This is a work of deep research [...] A reclamation, not just of a visual 'golden age', but of Britain as a darkly magical place: fearful, shimmering, violent, bewitched, enduring [...] The Magic Box romanticises pre-digital television as a village oracle, knocking on the door to whisper often uncomfortable stories about ourselves.' The Spectator, Graeme Thomson