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INTERVIEW: Simon Schama

Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a historian and television presenter.

What was the first step you took towards achieving your dream?

Simon Schama: Writing a play about Sir Francis Drake when I was 7; also a history of the Royal Navy copiously illustrated by cigarette cards - Gallaghers were the best - when I was 10.

When did you know you were well on the way to achieving your dream?

Simon Schama: When Citizens (a book on the French revolution) was a question on the US quiz show "Jeopardy"

How did you know you'd achieved your dream?

Simon Schama:I don't know and never will. That's the beauty of it.

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