3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 14 December 2011
Typical Richard Holmes-informative,easy to read,hard to put down.When I had read it ,I passed it onto my son and he agrees with this review.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2009
Fascinating book on a piece of land that is closer to England than I have to travel to work each day. The readable style that Richard Holmes applies to all his books (and I have them all) brings history into picture with clarity and enthusiasm. If you have not read Richard Holmes before, start here. But be careful, it's quite addictive.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2010
Incredible detail as you would expect from Richard Holmes.
My only complaint, and it not insignificant, is the lack of adequate maps. The font in those maps which are included is so tiny that they are hard to interpret even with a magnifying glass.