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A Realiatic Portrayal of the Age of Stonehenge,
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Simply, probably the best novel out there dealing with the prehistoric peoples of Britain on the cusp of the Bronze Age. Meticulously well-researched, it gives an insight into the different groups of peoples and their beliefs along the Atlantic fringe in the era of transition from stone to bronze. There are lovely little touches, such as the main character having to learn a new language and customs, which are often not dealt with in books set in these remote eras (most authors just use the 'common tongue' device!)Lifestyle and ritual is covered, and of course the building of the most famous megalithic monument of all--Stonehenge. The introduction as a character of the Amesbury Archer, the wealthiest beaker burial ever found in Britain, was a brilliant addition. I hope Dr Patton will return to his prehistoric world in another book sometime in the future.