The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear: The first book in the internationally bestselling series

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 23/12/2010
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The Clan of the Cave Bear
A prodigious work!
The story is built around our protagonist Ayla, who is seperated from her family (Cro-magnons) and rescued by a clan of neanderthals. Auel takes us on Ayla... READ MORE
Aileen Belle


The first book in the internationally bestselling Earth's Children series, an epic work of prehistoric fiction beloved by generations of readers.When an earthquake destroys her family's camp, Ayla is left orphaned and alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land, her likelihood of survival slim.But then she is found by a woman of the Clan, a people very different from her own kind. To them Ayla looks peculiar and ugly, her blonde hair and blue eyes marking her out as one of the Others, who have recently invaded their ancient homeland. Yet Iza, the Clan's medicine woman cannot leave the child to die.As Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza's ways of healing, Iza grows to love her, and the rest of the Clan to accept her. Everyone, that is, except Brun, the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader. Where others see similarity, he can only see difference, and as his hatred for the strange girl of the Others deepens, he grows determined to get his revenge . . .Set 25,000 years in the past, yet utterly relatable today, The Clan of the Cave Bear is an epic tale of love, identity and the struggle to survive.'Beautiful, exciting, imaginative' New York Times'A major bestseller . . . A remarkable work of imagination' Daily Express

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444709858
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 364g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 33 mm

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The Clan of the Cave Bear
Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
A great book. This is a fascinating story of how early humans may have lived and adapted to their enviornment. The research is magnificent and authentic ... READ MORE
The Clan of the Cave Bear
painting a picture
This novel is one of creativity and immense realisation. The author captures the prehistoric world beutifully; every page is easily turned and the pictures... READ MORE
Stuart garrod
The Clan of the Cave Bear
so real and interestion
I have only read this book and not the rest of the series so cannot comment on the whole story, but this is a brilliant start and i certainly plan on readi... READ MORE
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Stunning insight into human evolution
This is an outstanding book; thoroughly researched and poignantly written. The high level of verisimilitude, provides the reader with a fascinating insigh... READ MORE
Tim Dumble