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Under Another Sky

Charlotte Higgins

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1089-4
Trim Size: 5 3/8" x 8"
Hardcover
Overlook
8/4/2015

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What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse?

Sometimes on foot, sometimes in a magnificent, if not entirely reliable, VW camper van, Charlotte Higgins sets out to explore the ancient monuments of Roman Britain. She explore the land that was once Rome’s northernmost territory and how it has changed since the years after the empire fell. Under Another Sky invites us to see the British landscape, and British history, in an entirely fresh way: as indelibly marked by how the Romans first imagined and wrote, these strange and exotic islands, perched on the edge of the known world, into existence.


Praise for Under Another Sky:
“Beautifully crafted. The beauty of this book is not just in the elegant prose . . . It is in the sympathy that she shows for the myth-makers.” —Peter Stothard, The Times



Charlotte Higgins studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford. She is the chief arts writer for The Guardian.

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