Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials by Alice Roberts

Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials

Alice Roberts

431 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

nonfiction history science challenging informative reflective medium-paced


This book is about belonging: about walking in ancient places, in the footsteps of the ancestors. It’s about reaching back in time, to find ourselves, and our place in the world.We often think of Britain springing from nowhere with the arrival of ...

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informative 97%
reflective 60%
inspiring 29%
challenging 21%
hopeful 16%
mysterious 9%
adventurous 5%
emotional 4%
funny 3%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 2%
sad 1%


medium 55%
slow 40%
fast 3%

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