A.N. Wilson

A.N. Wilson’s most recent books are The King and the Christmas Tree (about the King of Norway resisting Nazi invasion) and The Mystery of Charles Dickens. He is the author of over 20 novels many of which have won prizes.
1952: World on the Cusp
1952 saw the Queen ascend to the throne, The Mousetrap open in the West End and the first Jewish Book Week; all going strong 70 years on while thankfully London’s other big event, the Great Smog is not. Further afield, Albert Einstein declined the offer to succeed Chaim Weizmann as the second president of four-year-old Israel, the first European Parliament was established, McCarthyism stepped up in the US and after Operation Hurricane off the north-west coast of Australia, Britain ...