A History of Ancient Britain
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|Format:||Hardback, 373 pages|
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|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 15 September 2011|
Accompanying the BBC TV series of the same name, Neil Olivers popular account of Britains prehistoric and Roman past strikes a personal note, interweaving Olivers own voyage of discovery with a chronological survey. Featuring snippets of interviews with the archaeologists involved, the book describes visits to Britains most important prehistoric sites, and the results of the latest research, building up a picture of the daily lives of Britains inhabitants over a vast period.
About the Author
Neil Oliver is a Scottish archeaologist, historian and broadcaster known for his distinctive voice and long black hair and as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series COAST. His 10-part 'bold, pugnacious and authoritative' History of Scotland on BBC2 was a critical success as was the book of the same name that accompanied it.
Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with 'A History of Scotland'
Five stars - "Behind Neil Oliver's dark-haired, professionally Celtic looks lies a serious archaeologist intent on telling you everything about our country's history" -- Peter Marren BBC COUNTRYFILE MAGAZINE This is a fascinating piece of little-explored history CATHOLIC HERALD a fine introduction, and an excellent encouragement to get out and see some of the places under discussion -- Dave Musgrove BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE he succeeds - brilliantly - in making people who lived thousands and tens of thousands of years ago human. In doing so he connects us to our distant past with a vividness and immediacy that catches both your imagination and at times your breath. Buy and read. -- John Clare Family Tree Magazine 20111201 uses his archaeological training to good effect in a text that is both appealing and interesting - nay, fascinating - to those who have little or no training in scientific research. CONTEMPORARY REVIEW 20120601
|Publisher: ||Weidenfeld & Nicolson|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 16.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.70 kg)|