This book was written as a result of the author tracing his family tree back to 1570. In an effort to get beyond the names and dates, as is the rm for those who enthuse about family trees, this book gives ather dimension in that it relates to what people did in their lives. For those in the distant past there are some historical facts that bring the story alive, down to the author's own life story. It is described in the foreword as a 'cracking read', and there is 'vibrancy due to the author's voice coming through'. Enjoy.