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Britain

A Genetic Journey

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Britain by Alistair Moffat
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
March 31st, 2017
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 Plates, color
Imprint
Birlinn Ltd
Pages
304
Dimensions
130x195x20
ISBN-13
9781780274638
Product ID
26407820

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