Mara Kalnins is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College and formerly University of Cambridge Reader in Modern Literature. Her last book, The Ancient Amber Routes, explored the links between the Baltic and Classical worlds.
'Dr Kalnins shows, as only a scholar with her knowledge and of her repute can, the diversity and richness of Latvian history over several millenia. She is as thorough covering the craftmanship of the bronze age as she is on Latvia's recent accession into the EU, NATO and its adoption of the euro.' * Neil Taylor, author Bradt Guide to Baltic Cities *