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Britain: A Genetic Journey
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ISBN:
9781780274638
Categories
Genealogy
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
06 April 2017
Format
Paperback (also available as an ebook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
304
Illustrations
8pp colour plates

Britain: A Genetic Journey

by Alistair Moffat - Find out more about the author

 

eBook also available from the iBookstore

‘a beautifully told people’s history of Britain’ – Family Tree Magazine

‘impossible to put down’ – Scottish Sunday Express

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.

Originally published in hardback as The British: A Genetic Journey.

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.






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