Alice Albinia is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction. Her books include Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River and Cwen, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and Scotland’s National Book Awards. Albinia has worked as an editor and journalist, writing for publications including The Guardian, Financial Times and National Geographic. She has taught writing in Orkney for the Islands’ Council, at King’s College London and the University of Kent.

A beautifully written account of 5000 years and many of Britain’s Islands. It covers and explores the histories in plain sight and those out of view. And of course, those out of view are very often to do with the lives of women.

Kamila Shamsie

The Britannias by Alice Albania

The Britannias

by Alice Albinia

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