The British

A Genetic Journey

By Alistair Moffat

Format: Multiple Formats

Based on exciting new research involving the most wide-ranging 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.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Hidden inside all of us - every human being on Earth - is the story of our ancestry. Printed on our DNA are the origins of our lineages, the time in history and prehistory when they arose, and the epic journeys people have made across the globe. Based on exciting new research involving the most wide-ranging 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.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 7 Nov 2013
SKU 9781780270753-grouped
Number of Pages 272

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'[O]ne of those books that are just about impossible to put down' - Sunday Express '[A] new and revolutionary book, based on exciting new research [ - ] a unique people's history' - Discover Your History 'Moffat has always been a magpie historian, picking up unsuspected jewels of information, at the same time never afraid to speculate, often in an agreeably provocative manner' - Alan Massie, Scotsman 'an engaging, beautifully-told people's history of Britain that will change your thinking about your family's origins forever' - Family Tree magazine 'a fascinating subject ... Historian, journalist and DNA research company director makes for an excellent guide' - Your Family Tree

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