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Reviews

  • A poetic and fascinating exploration of life on Doggerland... This is one of the only books I've ever read that has made me feel better about climate change.

    Guardian *Book of the Week*
  • A magical, mesmerising book - a book which makes you feel giddy at the thought of the deep gulf of history hidden just beneath your feet.

    Scotsman
  • Breathtaking... [a] splendidly rich book... I admire the intelligence, the appetite for discovery and the shining imagination that have gone into [Time Song].

    Literary Review
  • Julia Blackburn's marvellous Time Song: Searching for Doggerland...is startling, funny and often very moving.

    Simon Winder, New Statesman, *Books of the Year*
  • [Time Song] is time travel... wonderful.

    Observer
  • Rarely have I read a book in which there is such an entrancingly liquid and easy drift between the metaphorical and the actual… This is not science or history (there are enough books like that) but understanding – so that in [Blackburn’s] hands the ancient Doggerland landscape of distant summers becomes filled againThis book is a wonder.

    Spectator
  • Time Song is not a straightforward book about Doggerland. It is much more interesting than that… Time Song is richly peopled, Blackburn’s unflagging curiosity and sharp eye bringing a diverse cast of characters vividly to life. She sifts their stories not just for information, but for meaning; she’s conjuring for us not merely the facts of Doggerland, but the weight of its omission from our history books, our collective memory and our imaginations.

    Financial Times
  • One of my favourite writers in the whole world is Julia Blackburn and she has produced yet another uncategorisable masterpiece which is Time Song... [Blackburn] is one of our great original writers... [Time Song] is a beautiful, beautiful book.

    Backlisted Podcast
  • There are many beauties to be found in Blackburn’s writing, particularly when she turns an observant eye on landscapes and the evidence they provide of the prehistoric peoples who inhabited them.

    The Times
  • Majestic… The genius of Time Song is that the diverse form of the book subtly suggests that narratives may not be continuous… [this] book on the past is above all a response to the urgent problems of the present.

    Times Literary Supplement

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