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A classic book spoiled through carelessness.
on 25 July 2014
This new edition of L T C Rolt's classic and beautifully written book is spoiled by being littered with copying errors. On Page 6 we are told that George Stephenson "lived on in retrirement until 1949". The use of the word "moulton" for "molten" on page 84 would suggest that the text has been transcribed using speech recognition software. The book has not been properly edited, and the frequent errors lead to a loss of faith in Rolt's original text. A great shame.