This review relates to the Kindle edition of this book
I downloaded this book to my Kindle as I wanted something portable that I could possibly carry with me as a reference. None of the gold standard references for Scottish research, which I have in the print editions (Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors (National Archives of Scotland)
(not even in its latest edition!) Tracing Scottish Local History
) or the general works like Scottish Genealogy
or The Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland
)are available on Kindle and so I downloaded this one.
I was disappointed in the version downloaded to Kindle. Paragraphs are interrupted in mid-sentence by other material, such as photos, tables, text boxes, and continue a few 'page' later. Even captions are detached from their image and may appear in isolation on the following 'page'.
I'm not happy about the Kindle version of a book that,in the printed edition, makes good use of colour and text boxes to help readers digest the content. The content is useful and helpful, particularly for a new researcher though making sense of breaks and interruptions might affect the flow of reading. For me there's a lot of repetition but that's because I've got a number of books on this subject. I expected that, and the lack of colour, since that would have been outweighed by the usefulness of its portability.
I'd be interested to know what these books would be like on, say, an eReader or iPad if there are versions for those devices. This is the first book that's not pure text that I've downloaded. I'm now not minded to download Malouf's Moorish: Flavours from Morocco to Marrakesh: Flavours from Mecca to Marrakech
I realise it will be black and white, alas, but can't face the possiblity of random interruptions to recipes.