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."

    Olivia Laing, Guardian *Book of the Week*
  • "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."

    Adam Nicolson, Spectator
  • "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."

    Roger Cox, Scotsman
  • "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."

    Melissa Harrison, Financial Times
  • "Breathtaking[a] splendidly rich book… I admire the intelligence, the appetite for discovery and the shining imagination that have gone into [Time Song]."

    Gillian Tindall, Literary Review