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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

Author: Rob Young
Agent: Sam Copeland
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