Thoroughly enjoyable ... a superb insight into life as it was lived a thousand years ago (INDEPENDENT
A brilliant little book, well-written, knowledgeable, insightful, accessible, a model of how popular social history should be written (GLASGOW HERALD
A series of deftly-turned vignettes of what it was like to live in England at the turn of the last millennium ... a quirky and engaging book (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
A beautiful window on past history. My book of the year (Simon Schama
* Vivid recreation of how English people lived a thousand years ago.
* What life was like at the turn of the first Millennium.