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Newham Bookshop events at The Wanstead Tap, Spring 2024
  • Thursday 7 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Jon Cruddas
    A Century of Labour

  • Saturday 9 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Michael Rosen
    Going Through It

  • Tuesday 12 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Mary McGlory & Sylvia Saunders: The Liverbirds

  • Thursday 14 Mar at 7.30 pm

    Lynne Jones: Sorry for the Inconvenience…

  • Wednesday 20 March at 7.30 pm

    Ladies Who London LIVE!
    with Leo Hollis: Inheritance

  • Thursday 18 April at 7.30 pm

    Sarah Wise
    The Undesirables

  • Thursday 25 April at 7.30 pm

    Andrew Whitehead
    A Devilish Kind Of Courage




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Where Are You Really From? by Adam Rutherford
Where Are You Really From? is published by Wren & Rook in paperback at £9.99.

Adam Rutherford

Where Are You Really From?

With Emma Norry, illustrated by Adam Ming

Our amazing evolution, what race really is and what makes us human.

Who do you think you are? What if we told you that you were related to extraordinary emperors, great kings and magnificent queens? Well, your majesty, you are. In fact, everyone is.

And geneticist Adam Rutherford is here to tell you how. Come on an extraordinary adventure through millions of years of human history where you will learn the story of our species from evolution to dinosaurs to you! You will meet kings and queens, Pharaohs and Vikings, and see just how far and wide humans have migrated around the world. You’ll discover why we’re related to a super cheesy man and that no matter what skin colour you have, language you speak or place you are from – we all share the same small pool of ancestors.

Mind-boggling, entertaining and illuminating, this is the epic story of you and everyone who has ever lived!

“Laugh out loud funny – and you’ll learn lots too!” — Adam Kay, author of Kay’s Anatomy and Kay’s Incredible Inventions.

“If I had had such a book when I was 10 or 11, I might well have set my sights on becoming a geneticist or some kind of biologist…” — Stephen Fry.

“A brilliant book about biology and belonging. Packed to its covers with fascinating facts, science and joy; I have a ten-year-old son who will love this book.” — Dr Alice Roberts, author of Wolf Road and The Incredible Human Journey.

“Funny, silly and utterly rigorous – a book that will inspire awe and wonder in all that read it. It stands a better chance of making the world a better place than any book I’ve read recently.” — Dr Chris van Tulleken, author of Ultra Processed People.






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