Human history is a tale not just of constant change, but of perpetual restlessness. In Beneath Another Sky the esteemed historian Norman Davies embarks upon a journey round the world to show the layers of experience that underpin our present - and brilliantly complicate our view of the past.
'If you are someone, or know someone, who is romanced by stamps, or maps, or names, or journeys, or plaques, then I recommend this book to you. I loved it. It deserves a shelf of its own' David Aaronovitch, The Times
'Rich, thought-stirring and deeply engaging' John Gray, New Statesman
'Gripping, enthralling, a great read ... a fragrant stew of history, literature and travel spiced with digression, detective work and dabs of humour' Sarah Wheeler, Observer
If you are someone, or know someone, who is romanced by stamps, or maps, or names, or journeys, or plaques - someone whose head is always popping up from the papers or a Radio 4 documentary with the words "did you know?" then I recommend this book to you. I loved it. It deserves a shelf of its own (David Aaronovitch The Times)
A rich, thought-stirring and deeply engaging blend of travelogue, memoir and historical investigation (John Gray New Statesman)
A performance that resists easy compartmentalisation ... This is clever and informative entertainment. (Joad Raymond BBC History Magazine)