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5.0 out of 5 stars Alright, so -, 21 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer's (& Editor's) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition] (Paperback)
This book is basically saying that if you aren't sure of something 100% LOOK IT UP. If you're pretty sure you know something LOOK IT UP. And if you need a reminder that you should? I say buy this book, and look it up. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One for the referance shelf, 25 Oct 2013
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This is a very informative book one for everyone who like history writting to be correct and who also likes to point out those little errors. I enjoyed this book as a good read and as a brillant educational read. I am buying this for a family member who unlike me has talent with words.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Useful and Enjoyable Read, 22 April 2013
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I loved this. It was entertaining and very informative.

And the author is right ~ there are far too many errors in published historical fiction.

This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to write in this genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read as well as being useful, 21 Feb 2013
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Every writer of historical fiction should read this, so they don't have their Dark Ages Irish peasants eating spuds, or their seventeenth century French aristocracy eating chocolate (drinking it, yes, eating it, no), or their medieval peasants wearing underpants. The book tells you of many common anachronisms, from howling blunders like the above, to more subtle ones such as using a colloquialism that hadn't been invented yet; and it shows you how to avoid them in your own writing.

I'd recommend this not just for historical fiction writers, but also for anyone who enjoys history. It's a lively read.
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