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Shunt: The Story of James Hunt by Tom Rubython
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
James Hunt ranks alongside the great Jim Clark as a driver in my eyes. I wanted to like this book very much. However it annoyed me because of the terrible editing. Duplication, spelling errors and at times flannel reflected badly on the publishers here. Furthermore, Rubython himself wrote that he wanted the book to read like a novel and it fails on this level too. My final criticism is that it is far too long and could have done without a number of 'added info' chapters. Other reviewers have indicated that Donaldson's book is better as a biography of James and I am inclined to agree.
The Holy Boys: A History of the Royal Norfolk Regi&hellip by Jonathan Sutherland
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is most unfortunate. Up front, I have to admit to not yet having read the book, let alone purchased a copy. So why this review now? Well, the title is wrong, as there never has been a "Royal East Anglian Regiment". It was "The East Anglian Regiment" and later became "The Royal Anglian Regiment".

I understand that Regimental Headquarters The Royal Anglian Regiment and the Royal Norfolk Regiment Museum gave the authors a good deal of background information when they were carrying out their research. However, the offer to read through the draft to check for any errors of fact was not taken up by the authors. The result is an alarming and glaring mistake on the cover, one that… Read more

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