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Britain: A Genetic Journey

Alistair Moffat



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Birlinn Ltd
01 July 2017
History; British & Irish history; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours; Genetics (non-medical)
Based on exciting new research involving the largest sampling of DNA ever made in Britain, Alistair Moffat, author of the bestselling The Scots: A Genetic Journey, shows how all of us who live on these islands are immigrants. The last ice age erased any trace of more ancient inhabitants, and the ancestors of everyone who now lives in Britain came here after the glaciers retreated and the land greened once more. In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain. Instead of the usual parade of the usual suspects - kings, queens, saints, warriors and the notorious - this is a people's history, a narrative made from stories only DNA can tell which offers insights into who we are and where we come from.
By:   Alistair Moffat
Imprint:   Birlinn Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   292g
ISBN:   9781780274638
ISBN 10:   1780274637
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the Borders Book Festival as well as a production company based near Selkirk.

Reviews for Britain: A Genetic Journey

'impossible to put down' * Scottish Sunday Express * 'a beautifully told people's history of Britain' * Family Tree Magazine *

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