Jean M. Auel, whose phenomenally bestselling Earth’s Children novels about prehistoric life, winning acclaim for their inspired storytelling, meticulous attention to detail and historic accuracy, has written the highly anticipated sixth and final book in theĀ  Earth’s Children Series and hits stores and digital devices on 29th March 2011.

Auel’s Earth’s Children is one of the most popular and celebrated series in publishing history, as Ayla’s journey begins with the first novel, THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR, continuing with THE VALLEY OF HORSES , THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS and THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE until they reach Jondalar’s home, in THE SHELTERS OF STONE.

With THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES, Jean Auel once again combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity and daily lives of Ice Age Europeans.

30 years in the writing, Auel has delivered the finale her fans have been waiting for. Her extensive factual research has earned her the respect of renowned scientists, archaeologists and anthropologists around the globe and she was made an Officer of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in 2008.

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