• "The science is explained with an infectious zest. His book is so revealing that the new... as well as the old should read it"

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • "Syke's scientific presentation is chatty and readable"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Professor Sykes has an admirably free and easy style for an academic"

    Daily Mail
  • "A fascinating overview of genealogical patterns and tribal heritage... [with] a stong narrative drive, pushed on by Sykes's energetic search for answers"

    Telegraph Review
  • "Fascinating reading. This book has all the tension of a good detective story but is actually science at its most accessible"

    Sunday Express