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Deep exploration of the history of our pre-christian culture,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites (Hardcover)
From cover to cover this book stands out from the other 'historical' accounts of British Heritage. It can be overwhelming at first hand looking at this rather bewildering account of events in pre-Roman times of British culture and how it has developed to date. Julian takes you on a 'cosmical' whirl through the original landscapes of the British Isles. And I have yet to fully understand where he is coming or going to with this book.
(On the other hand as for areas of great interest to visit in the UK this makes for a great read. Look out for his next book 'Let the Driver Speak' which goes into further details about the origination of the English Language.)
This book makes for great reading, not just for the English but also for the majority of Americans who want to know where their language originated from.
Read it... you won't be disappointed, a great record of English Megalithic landscapes and also an up-to-date field guide.