• "A collection of highly crafted historical-archaeological microessays, each centred on a significant place in Britain or Ireland. Few popular history books are as pleasingly tactile as this one..a vivid, pungent history"

    James McConnachie, TLS
  • "This book brilliantly demonstrates Neil's mastery of the broad sweep of British history and landscape."

    Dan Snow
  • "A book of compelling stories."

    Mail on Sunday