Secret Britain

Unearthing our Mysterious Past

Secret Britain Unearthing our Mysterious Past
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Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9780711253469
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Britain is full of ancient wonders: not grand like the Egyptian pyramids, but small, strange places and objects that hint at a deep and enduring relationship with the mystic. This beautifully illustrated book unearths more than fifty of our greatest mysteries: archaeological sites and artefacts that transport us to the intriguing lives of Britain's ancient inhabitants stretching over five millennia.

They include buried treasure troves, stone circles and geoglyphs, outdoor places of worship, caves filled with medieval carvings, and trinkets to ward off magic. From famous sites such as Stonehenge and Glastonbury to the prehistoric art of Cresswell Crags, anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota visits Bronze Age settlements, explores ancient funeral rites and baffling religious practices, and analyses mystical symbols and motifs.


The author

Mary-Ann Ochota is a broadcaster and anthropologist who gained her MA from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University in 2002.

She is a reporter on Channel 4's Unreported World documentary strand, has presented on Time Team, and also programmes on ITV (including on Britain's Secret Treasures, for which she wrote the tie-in book), BBC4, BBC3, Discovery, Animal Planet and is a regular guest on Sky News newspaper review.

She has written for the Daily Telegraph, Independent, Sun and the Mirror and has contributed to adventure and outdoors magazines in South Africa, USA and the UK, including Getaway, Women's Adventure and Countryfile Magazine.

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Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9780711253469
Illustrations: 150
Size: 7.677 in x 9.528 in / 195 mm x 242 mm