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Blood of the Isles by Bryan Sykes
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Jul 18, 11

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Read from July 16 to 18, 2011

'Blood of the Isles' written by the worlds first genetic archaeologist, Bryan Sykes, published 2006 could well be rated higher than three stars by other readers. I do find the subject of genetic archaeology to be a fscinating one. I've even obtained my own DNA profile, and Bryan Sykes takes the reader through the intricacies of this subject in a most clear and friendly way, often with a deal of humour thrown in.
I found that to get to the main course of this book I had to munch through chapters covering the History of Britain according to Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Victorian anthropological adventures of John Beddoe.
However, once there, the subject matter is a fscinating read and I would recommend this book as part of a trilogy with OhOgain's 'The Celts' and Chris Skinner's 'Homo-Brittanicus'.

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