My Pagan Ancestor Zuri
A parallel journey: Christchurch to Stonehenge
by Ken West
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 26 Jul 2019 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2019
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Chronos Books
Meet Zuri, our sophisticated pagan ancestor as she lives her life in Christchurch in 2200 BC. It is the Neolithic period and the first civilisation in Britain along the mystical River Avon, an area called 'Avonlands'. Her rituals and mythology embrace nature to a degree that we no longer understand. Her tribe is contrasted with the wealthy pensioners, the oldest population in the UK, who now live where her hut once stood. Most have abandoned the dirty air of London for the picturesque Dorset coast. This is a social history of two tribes living in the mysterious region of Stonehenge, with today’s pensioner tribe living to twice Zuri's age, growing overweight and unfit, and when not idly writing books, overwhelming the NHS.
Draws insightful parallels between Neolithic life and the present day, with a focus on social history. A reflective meditation comparing two lives and communities, past and present. Stonehenge subject will pique interest.