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Its like he starts at one end of the country and ...
on 12 February 2015
Its a reasonable book, but you cant just jump in. Its really hard to figure out where you are. Its like he starts at one end of the country and in a single paragraph, without headers, breaks, titles or other navigation devises talks through 700 pages of walking arounf Britain. In short you absolutly cant just flick through it. Its just rock sold almost unformatted text. I wanted something that I could browse through and say look at a section maybe on Dover, and read all about Dover. Its not really possible. You have to look dover up in the index and Dover is referenced about 10 times. The bold entry takes you to a new paragraph on page 48-52. Thats it, its a new paragraph, or at least there are no titles, just the word Dover in bold. I have only given it two because im sure there is a context in which this this would be great as its clearly very detailed and informative. I just think you have to be there in Dover to really appreciate it as it has directions and opening times both daily and seasonal. For example, it says 'After passing the ticket office, you look down on the Saxon Shore fort defences, well preserved to your left.' Well, to my left is my kitchen. So you really nee to be there. As such, unless you really intend to vist many Roman sites I cant really see this as being of much use to anyone. However, it is nice and solid and you can use it to prop up phones and tablets on your desk or through it at your partner during a row. Hence two stars.