The World in Focus series provides an up-to-date view of individual countries around the world. Including discussion of the major challenges facing each country now and in the future. These books give a real insight into life in every part of the globe. The United Kingdom is one of the world's wealthiest countries, playing a highly significant role in global affairs. The country's diverse history of invasion and settlement, together with successive waves of immigrants has left its mark on British culture, language and beliefs. As the United Kingdom looks to the future it faces a number of challenges including regional economic disparities and inter-community tensions.
Alex Woolf studied history at Essex University, and has written and edited many educational titles for young people.