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First Steps in Old English: An Easy to Follow Language Course for the Beginner
First Steps in Old English: An Easy to Follow Language Course for the Beginner
by Stephen Pollington
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to its title, 26 Feb 2014
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I studied OE at university a long time ago and bought this book to refresh my memory. Unlike my dry old OE primer, this really is easy to follow step-by-step, with short sections, good explanations, exercises to check progress and texts at the end. However, I think the grammatical terms could be difficult for anyone who has not had any experience of language-learning.


Season of the Witch
Season of the Witch
Price: £3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A View of Iceland, 26 Feb 2014
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I enjoyed the descriptions of the Icelandic scenery and life but found the journalist's rambling thoughts and actions too long and intrusive. Most of the characters were caricatures and the humour didn't really work for me, but perhaps this was a result of translation.


The Handfasted Wife - an historical novel (The Daughters of Hastings Book 1)
The Handfasted Wife - an historical novel (The Daughters of Hastings Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting slant on 1066, 16 Dec 2013
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This is a light read, but I learned a lot about the period, which is well-researched. i liked the references to embroidery and the Bayeux tapestry, and way the Battle of Hastings is told from the women's point of view, but felt that Edith's escape was rather drawn out.


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