Most family historians regret not having started their research earlier while their grandparents, and even great-grandparents, were still around to provide first-hand knowledge of their ancestors.
This quirky, surprisingly comprehensive, cheerfully-presented and colourful guide will whet the appetite of children from 7 to 70 to discover their forebears, who they were, and how they lived. It is liberally illustrated and also includes puzzles to challenge and entertain.
Jane Starkie’s book is an ideal gift for children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
“Any book worth reading by children is also worth reading by grown-up persons” (Arthur Ransome, the author of Swallows and Amazons)