"admirably scholarly and objective book" -- The Spectator, June 19, 2004
An academic study .. migrants' experiences, mainly good, but also bad and sometimes unknown, are sympathetically and engagingly told" -- Ancestors, August 2004
From the Author
is about the millions of people who have emigrated from all parts of the British Isles over the past four centuries. Were they pushed out or were they free people stretching forth for new opportunities? This is a big story in which the individual migrant is the hero.